Agent-based factory level wireless local positioning system with ZigBee technology

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Local positioning systems are able to track physical assets or people. Such systems can help, but are not limited to, factory automation, asset management. However, it is not easy to apply such systems at the factory level because they are limited by the challenging environment (e.g., obstacles and hostile environment). Advanced wireless technologies provide a chance to make such applications possible. One of the possible technologies is the ZigBee technology, whereas a brief review of the technology and specification of which is presented in this paper. Since the wireless local positioning systems could be represented as a sensor network, multi-agent system would be a good candidate to model such systems. In this connection, an agent-based wireless local positioning system with ZigBee technology is proposed in this paper. Based on this system, some applications are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5464396
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Agent
  • Factory automation
  • Local positioning system
  • Sensors networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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