CoreHW’s RTLS (Real-time Locating Systems) incorporates both Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) methods for precise direction finding calculations.
It employs the AoA positioning algorithm to detect the specific direction of incoming signals and accurately determine the position of AoA tags. This technology enhances the precision of conventional solutions, achieving an accuracy of down to 10cm (4 in), depending on the implementation environment.
CoreHW’s technology seamlessly integrates with devices that support Bluetooth® 5.1 (or higher) and direction finding, including AoA tags.
This system could be valuable for organizations seeking to enhance their indoor navigation and tracking capabilities.
The angle of arrival (AoA) technology consists of locators, tags, positioning engine, firmware, and a GUI. The AoA tags send direction-finding signals to locators throughout the tracking area. Locators with multiple antennas receive direction finding signals from tags, allowing the engine to determine the 3D location of tagged assets using the positioning algorithm.
The angle of departure (AoD) technology utilizes AoD beacons that transmit a direction finding signal using an antenna array. The receiving device, such as a smartphone or a robot, with a single antenna, calculates the signal direction and its own position based on multiple angle calculations.
AoA tags provide an extended battery lifespan, typically spanning up to 10 years.
A broad ecosystem evolved around devices compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 (or higher) and direction finding.