Positioning and Sensing
CSIRO is developing systems to locate, track, sense and communicate with people and assets in a diverse range of environments such as health, mining and emergency services.
Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies have been available for decades, however, they have proved to be an inadequate method for tracking fast-moving objects, especially in cluttered environments. Furthermore, GPS cannot provide additional capabilities such as monitoring, sensing or communicating.
The Positioning and Sensing research team are developing a novel radio location system that can accurately track subjects indoors or close to buildings and structures at high speed, with high precision, and in real time.
One of the immediate applications for this technology would be in the mining industry. Utilising our radio location system it will be possible to identify individual assets and staff within a mine, track them, see them, communicate with them, monitor their vital signs, as well as monitoring their immediate environment – temperature, humidity, gas concentration etc.
Dr Y. Jay Guo