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DecaWave ultra-wideband warm-up error correction

: Sidorenko, Juri; Schatz, Volker; Scherer-Negenborn, Norbert; Arens, Michael; Hugentobler, Urs

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IEEE transactions on aerospace and electronic systems 57 (2021), Nr.1, S.751-760
ISSN: 0018-9251
ISSN: 1557-9603
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IOSB ()
ultra-wideband (UWB); indoor localization; DecaWave

In the field of indoor localization, ultra-wideband (UWB) technology is no longer dispensable. The market demands that the UWB hardware has to be cheap, precise and accurate. These requirements lead to the popularity of the DecaWave UWB system. The great majority of the publications about this system deals with the correction of the signal power, hardware delay or clock drift. It has traditionally been assumed that this error only appears at the beginning of the operation and is caused by the warm-up process of the crystal. In this article, we show that the warm-up error is influenced by the same error source as the signal power. To our knowledge, no scientific publication has explicitly examined the warm-up error before. This work aims to close this gap and, moreover, to present a solution which does not require any external measuring equipment and only has to be carried out once. It is shown that the empirically obtained warm-up correction curve increases the accuracy for the twoway- ranging (TWR) significantly.