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Racelogic introduces VBOX indoor positioning system at ION GNSS+

September 24, 2018  - By
VBOX indoor positioning beacon atop a car. (Photo: Racelogic)

VBOX indoor positioning beacon atop a car. (Photo: Racelogic)

Racelogic demonstrated a new VBOX solution for accurate position and velocity in the absence of any GNSS signals, such as indoors, at the ION GNSS+ exhibition.

VBOX data acquisition systems are used for measuring the speed and position of a moving vehicle. Based on a range of high-performance GPS receivers, VBOX dataloggers can record high-accuracy GPS speed measurements, distance, acceleration, braking distance, heading, slip angle, lap times, position, cornering forces and more.

VBOX indoor positioning beacon in a bracket. (Photo: Racelogic)

VBOX indoor positioning beacon in a bracket. (Photo: Racelogic)

The new VBOX Indoor Positioning System consists of a network of fixed beacons communicating with a small receiver mounted on the roof of the vehicle, which is connected to an existing VBOX. The receiver computes its position 100 times a second to around 5 centimeters real-mean-squared (RMS) accuracy. The system can be used on its own or with an internal inertial measurement unit (IMU) to improve the velocity accuracy.

Racelogic engineers worked closely with its VBOX customers to develop a solution that allows the same test equipment and software that has traditionally been limited to outdoor use to be used anywhere that satellites coverage is limited or completely unavailable, such as in a parking garage.

(Image: Racelogic)

Beacon placement. (Image: Racelogic)

The VBOX seamlessly switches between outdoors and indoors, allowing testing to continue whatever the environment and VBOX users to make use of their original hardware and software applications.

Racelogic will demonstrate the system at the ION GNSS+ exhibition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Sept. 26-27. Racelogic will also be showcasing its new, upgraded version of SatGen simulation software for the Labsat 3 Wideband simulator.


About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.