INSPEX: Optimize range sensors for environment perception as a portable system

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dc.contributor.author Foucault, Julie
dc.contributor.author Lesecq, Suzanne
dc.contributor.author Dudnik, Gabriela
dc.contributor.author Correvon, Marc
dc.contributor.author O'Keeffe, Rosemary
dc.contributor.author Di Palma, Vincenza
dc.contributor.author Passoni, Marco
dc.contributor.author Quaglia, Fabio
dc.contributor.author Ouvry, Laurent
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Steven
dc.contributor.author Herveg, Jean
dc.contributor.author di Matteo, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Rakotovao, Tiana
dc.contributor.author Debicki, Olivier
dc.contributor.author Mareau, Nicolas
dc.contributor.author Barrett, John
dc.contributor.author Rea, Susan
dc.contributor.author McGibney, Alan
dc.contributor.author Birot, François
dc.contributor.author de Chaumont, Hugues
dc.contributor.author Banach, Richard
dc.contributor.author Razavi, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Ó Murchú, Cian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-03T09:49:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-03T09:49:38Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-08
dc.identifier.citation Foucault, J., Lesecq, S., Dudnik, G., Correvon, M., O’Keeffe, R., Di Palma, V., Passoni, M., Quaglia, F., Ouvry, L., Buckley, S., Herveg, J., di Matteo, A., Rakotovao, T., Debicki, O., Mareau, N., Barrett, J., Rea, S., McGibney, A., Birot, F., de Chaumont, H., Banach, R., Razavi, J. and Ó’Murchú, C. (2019) 'INSPEX: Optimize Range Sensors for Environment Perception as a Portable System', Sensors, 19(19), 4350. (18pp.) doi: 10.3390/s19194350 en
dc.identifier.volume 19 en
dc.identifier.issued 19 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9288
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/s19194350 en
dc.description.abstract Environment perception is crucial for the safe navigation of vehicles and robots to detect obstacles in their surroundings. It is also of paramount interest for navigation of human beings in reduced visibility conditions. Obstacle avoidance systems typically combine multiple sensing technologies (i.e., LiDAR, radar, ultrasound and visual) to detect various types of obstacles under different lighting and weather conditions, with the drawbacks of a given technology being offset by others. These systems require powerful computational capability to fuse the mass of data, which limits their use to high-end vehicles and robots. INSPEX delivers a low-power, small-size and lightweight environment perception system that is compatible with portable and/or wearable applications. This requires miniaturizing and optimizing existing range sensors of different technologies to meet the user’s requirements in terms of obstacle detection capabilities. These sensors consist of a LiDAR, a time-of-flight sensor, an ultrasound and an ultra-wideband radar with measurement ranges respectively of 10 m, 4 m, 2 m and 10 m. Integration of a data fusion technique is also required to build a model of the user’s surroundings and provide feedback about the localization of harmful obstacles. As primary demonstrator, the INSPEX device will be fixed on a white cane. en
dc.description.sponsorship Swiss Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (grant 16.0136 730953) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MDPI AG en
dc.rights © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Ultrasound en
dc.subject LiDAR en
dc.subject Ultra-wideband radar en
dc.subject Environment perception en
dc.subject Data fusion en
dc.subject Portable device en
dc.subject Smart system en
dc.subject Visually impaired and blind (VIB) en
dc.subject Wearable en
dc.subject Portable en
dc.title INSPEX: Optimize range sensors for environment perception as a portable system en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Cian Ó Murchú, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email:cian.omurchu@tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sensors (Switzerland) en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress cian.omurchu@tyndall.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 4350 en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::RIA/730953/EU/Integrated Smart Spatial Exploration System/INSPEX en
dc.identifier.eissn 1424-8220


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