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Bluetooth Smart: Design and Implementation of Positioning Mechanism and System with Low Energy Wireless Sensor Network in Manufacturing Industry

Version 1 : Received: 31 May 2018 / Approved: 1 June 2018 / Online: 1 June 2018 (08:15:12 CEST)

How to cite: Chen, S.; Hsu, C.; Li, I. Bluetooth Smart: Design and Implementation of Positioning Mechanism and System with Low Energy Wireless Sensor Network in Manufacturing Industry. Preprints 2018, 2018060009 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0009.v1). Chen, S.; Hsu, C.; Li, I. Bluetooth Smart: Design and Implementation of Positioning Mechanism and System with Low Energy Wireless Sensor Network in Manufacturing Industry. Preprints 2018, 2018060009 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0009.v1).

Abstract

To enhance industrial competitiveness and increase productivity, every country has strived to create a smart factory by introducing technologies such as Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence into production line and build cyber-physical system for the purpose of promoting manufacturing efficiency. For mission assignment, production line management or manufacturing field analysis, the location information of employee, machine and material is very essential. To promote manufacturing efficiency, of course, the location information became more important. A Bluetooth low energy (BLE) positioning system for the manufacturing is developed in this research. A "Tag tracking" mechanism is addressed and adopted, which uses Beacon to catch the location information and a BLE receiver is also used to receive the broadcasting information from Beacon. The position information from the BLE receiver will be compared with the data in the database for calculating the location of the target. The status of the target may also be obtained by using the data from the BLE receiver. Comparing with the mobile device, this method can reduce energy consumption and make the maintenance simple and easy. In the real applications, the target may not be limited to human. The "Regional label positioning technology" is also investigated in this research. Defining a suitable zone location and arranging BLE receiver location, and positioning analysis theory are the key factors included in this developed technology. The developed system will be tested for real industry applications. The test results show that the feasibility of this technology.

Subject Areas

Indoor Positioning Technology; Bluetooth 4.0; Manufacturing Private Cloud; Internet of Things; Indoor Positioning Technology;

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