This paper presents a robust simplex Body Channel Communication (BCC) system aimed at providing an interactive infrastructure solution for visually impaired people. Compared to existing BCC solutions, it provides high versatility, weara- bility and installability in an environment in a low complexity hardware-software solution. It operates with a ground referred transmitter (TX) and it is based on an asynchronous thresh- old receiver (RX) architecture. Synchronization, demodulation and packetizing and threshold control are completely software defined and implemented using MicroPython. The RX includes Bluetooth® (BT) radio connectivity and a cell-phone application provides push text-to-speech notifications to a smartphone. The hardware achieves a Packet Error Rate (PER) of ∼0.1 at 550 kHz pulse center frequency, Synchronized-On Off Keying (S- OOK) modulation and 1 kbps data rate, for an average current consumption of 44mA.
Live Wire - A Low-Complexity Body Channel Communication System for Landmark Identification / Crepaldi, M.; Barcellona, A.; Zini, G.; Ansaldo, A.; Motto Ros, P.; Sanginario, A.; Cuccu, C.; Demarchi, D.; Brayda, L.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EMERGING TOPICS IN COMPUTING. - ISSN 2168-6750. - (2020), pp. 1-1.
|Titolo:||Live Wire - A Low-Complexity Body Channel Communication System for Landmark Identification|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TETC.2020.2996280|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|