Android acoustic ranging

Paul Curtis, Mahesh K. Banavar, Sai Zhang, Andreas Spanias, Vitor Weber

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10 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of a mobile application (app) for acoustic ranging developed for the Android platform. The ranging strategy used is an extension of the Microsoft Windows based BeepBeep method. Using only the speaker and microphone hardware supplied with commercial Android devices, indoor ranging precision under a 0.1 centimeter variance has been achieved at distances up to 4.5 meters. In addition, preliminary outdoor tests show accuracy at distances as large as 50 meters when there is a strong line of sight component. The app has been designed to be an accessible and customizable tool for educational and research applications, and features options for optimizing its accuracy in various environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIISA 2014 - 5th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages118-123
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479961719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, IISA 2014 - Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: Jul 7 2014Jul 9 2014

Other

Other5th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, IISA 2014
CountryGreece
CityChania, Crete
Period7/7/147/9/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Curtis, P., Banavar, M. K., Zhang, S., Spanias, A., & Weber, V. (2014). Android acoustic ranging. In IISA 2014 - 5th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (pp. 118-123). [6878721] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IISA.2014.6878721