The innovative RTLS technology enables precise indoor localization of the transmitters. A simple infrastructure of UWB antennas(via PoE) covers very large areas. Various antennas and transmitters are available to us. Great innovation and precision with a modern technology.
The Worldwide Innovation for INDOOR Navigation
UWB technology enables indoor location precision in a few centimeters.
Today, almost every car and every smartphone has a GPS (Global Positioning System). This can be used to determine the position relatively accurately outside. Unfortunately, the signals of the satellites in the building or in the hall are no longer accessible. That's where eLocation® from LUCA comes in. In some of our solutions for logistics and production the IPS (Indoor-Positioning-System) is used. Just talk to us. We will develop the right solution for you as well.
- INDOOR navigation
- UWB technology
- Decimeter precision
- Integrated compass
- Inclination sensor
- Acceleration measurement
- Long battery runtimes
- Forklift guidance systems
- Automatic Withdrawal acknowledgement (eLocation®-Watch)
- Route Train Coordination
- Sequence Trolley Tracking
- Personal protection in the danger zone (EMERGENCY STOP)
Location of the objects
The eLocation® enables accurate location of objects equipped with transmitters. In addition to 3D position, the transmitters can provide other information such as tilt, north pole orientation, and acceleration to the LUCA system. As an example, the following objects can be located and managed appropriately:
- Forklifts & Tow Tractors
- Pallets and box pallets
- Picking cart
- Sequence trolley
- Long battery runtimes
The use of RTLS technology offers us countless possibilities. The innovative and precise technology ensures the reliability of our solutions.
Monitoring access to storage locations
The eLocation® Watch is a solution where the small eLocation® transmitters are attached to the hand of the picker (Watch). In the LUCA system, the storage locations are configured in the detected room. When the picker accesses the room configured as a storage location, the system checks whether the access was correct:
- If the access is faulty, an error message is generated (light, voice, horn, etc).
- If the access is correct, an automatic withdrawal acknowledgement can take place
For high-performance picking, the method eliminates the need for manual confirmation of picks. The eLocation® Watch ensures quality after the PokaYoke and clearly increases performance.
The UWB technology
Der Einsatz von Ultra Wide Band-Technologie bei INDOOR-Navigation ermöglicht uns eine Erfassung der aktiven Sender mit einer Genauigkeit von wenigen Zentimetern. Im Gegensatz zu herkömmlichen Funktechnologien (wie Bluetooth oder Wi-Fi) arbeitet UWB mit Flugzeit des Signals und nicht auf Basis der Signalstärken RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication). Die sehr steil ansteigenden UWB-Funk-Impulse sind sehr schmal (< 2 Nanosekunden) und können in einer “lauten” Funk-Umgebung sehr gut für präzise Entfernungsmessungen verwendet werden.
Frequency range: 3 - 7 GHz
Bandwidth: 500 MHz
Number of channels: 6
The exact time difference between arrival of the signals at the synchronized receivers is based on the TDoA principle (Time-Difference-of-Arrival).
eLocation® consists of active transmitters attached to moving objects and receivers permanently mounted in the monitored space. The transmitters are equipped with long-term battery, but can also be connected to an external power source (e.g. forklift).
The receivers are supplied with data and power via Ethernet (PoE) over a network cable. The data from the receivers are evaluated in an eLocation® controller and sent to the LUCA-Server sent via LAN.
The battery-powered transmitter uses only a short period of time to send a UWB message. Therefore, the required energy is very low compared to other radio technologies. Depending on the set frequency of the UWB message (> 20 ms), the battery runtime can be up to 7 years.