Sensors & Transducers

Vol. 261, Issue 2, July 2023, pp. 1-9

Vehicle Localization by Optimally Weighted Use
of Cross-Correlated MEMS Sensor Data

Takayoshi YOKOTA

Department of Information Design, Tokyo Information Design Professional University, 2-7-1 Komatsugawa, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, 132–0034, Japan

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Received: 10 April 2023 Accepted: 15 June 2023 Published: 26 June 2023

Abstract: The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is widely utilized to accurately determine the position of a vehicle, but at present, the accuracy may be degraded depending on the radio wave reception conditions from the satellite. There are also growing concerns about cyber-attacks on GNSS. We have been developing a method for estimating the position of a traveling vehicle using MEMS sensor data obtained from air pressure, acceleration, gyro, and geomagnetic sensors. In the current work, we set up an experimental environment to collect data at 50 Hz and implemented a running test on an actual road. Optimizing the weighting of each item of sensor information enabled us to obtain characteristics of the road that could not be captured in the past. In addition, the application of an extreme data elimination filter confirmed that the position estimation accuracy was improved on the order of sum-meter.

Keywords: Localization, Atmospheric pressure, Acceleration, Geomagnetic, MEMS sensor, Optimum weight.