A self-powered module with localization and tracking system for paintball

Andrey Somov, Vinay Sachidananda, Roberto Passerone

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In spite of the popularity of wireless sensor networks (WSN), their application scenarios are still scanty. In this paper we apply the WSN paradigm to the entertainment area, and in particular to the domain of Paintball. This niche scenario poses challenges in terms of player localization and wireless sensor node lifetime. The main goal of localization in this context is to locate and track the player in order to facilitate his/her orientation, and to increase the level of safety. Long term operation could be achieved by adopting appropriate hardware components, such as storage elements, harvesting component, and a novel circuit solution. In this work we present a decentralized localization and tracking system for Paintball and describe the current status of the development of a self-powered module to be used between a wireless node and an energy harvesting component.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-Organizing Systems - Third International Workshop, IWSOS 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems, IWSOS 2008 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Dec 200812 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5343 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems, IWSOS 2008


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