Indoor GPS: System functionality and initial performance evaluation

Domenico A. Maisano, Jafar Jamshidi*, Fiorenzo Franceschini, Paul G. Maropoulos, Luca Mastrogiacomo, Antony R. Mileham, Geraint W. Owen

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Indoor GPS (iGPS) is a newly developed laser based measuring system for large scale metrology. The relative portability, reconfigurability and ease of installation make the iGPS suitable for many industries manufacturing large scale products. The system performance depends on both the components characteristics and their physical configuration. Hence, an important consideration for the iGPS is to characterise its real capabilities, pointing out how they can be influenced by the system's configuration and setup. In this paper, the system is introduced and the technical aspects are briefly described. Then, an initial test is performed to establish its repeatability, reproducibility and accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-349
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Dimensional metrology
  • Distance measurements
  • iGPS
  • Indoor GPS
  • Large-scale metrology
  • Metrological performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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