Publications / 2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA

GPS-Based Wireless Collision Detection of Construction Equipment

A. Oloufa, M. Ikeda, H. Oda
Pages 461-466 (2002 Proceedings of the 19th ISARC, Washington, USA, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper reports on research related to avoiding collisions in construction sites using differential GPS technology. In this project, the researchers developed and implemented a system where GPS technology was used in tracking a single vehicle and relaying its information to a central server. Using another simulated vehicle, the server evaluated collision scenarios and sent cautionary messages to the roving vehicle if a collision is impending. The paper concludes with a summary of the application, along with a discussion of the limitations of GPS technology and the required augmentation by other Technologies.

Keywords: GPS, collision detection, construction, robotics, automation