Last month, I spoke at the 2011 International Microwave Symposium in Baltimore in a workshop on innovative and highly accurate local location systems. My slides are now available online.
This workshop presentation explains basics of near-field physics and near-field RF links. Then, this presentation explains the implementation and performance of Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS). Finally, this presentation reviews NFER® RTLS products and discusses additional applications that are under development. Here’s a two minute video I presented also, showing a brief clip (full video here) of NFER® RTLS in a nuclear facility, as well as a short excerpt (full video, post) of our prototype Firefighter Location And Ranging Equipment which employs a path following/correlation algorithm.