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Localization of Shipping Containers in Ports and Terminals Using Wireless Sensor Networks

Abbate, Stefano and Avvenuti, Marco and Corsini, Paolo and Vecchio, Alessio Localization of Shipping Containers in Ports and Terminals Using Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE '09). IEEE, 587 -592. ISBN 978-1-4244-5334-4 (2009)

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The most advanced logistics solutions that are currently adopted in ports and terminals use RFID- and GPS-based technologies to identify and localize shipping containers in the yard. Nevertheless, because of the limits of these techniques, the position of containers is still affected by some errors or it cannot be determined in real-time. We propose a non-conventional approach where the position of containers can be continuously determined by means of a wireless sensor network. Each container is equipped with a number of nodes that use wireless communication to detect neighbor containers. At the base station, geometrical constraints and proximity data are combined together to determine the relative positions of containers.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: 10.1109/CSE.2009.168
Uncontrolled Keywords: GPS-based technology; RFID-based technology; logistics solutions; ports; shipping container localization; terminals; wireless communication; wireless sensor networks; containerisation; containers; goods distribution; logistics; wireless sensor networks.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 12:54
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 07:52
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1251

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