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Title Integration of passive RFID location tracking for real-time visualization in building information models (BIM)
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Degree MS
Discipline/Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
Degree Level masters
University/Publisher Georgia Tech
Abstract Navigation through large and unfamiliar facilities with labyrinths of corridors and rooms is difficult and often results in a person being lost. Additionally, locating a specific utility within a facility is often a tough task. The hypothesis tested in this research is that integrating real-time automated sensing technology and a Building Information Model will provide real time visualization that can assist in localization and navigation of a facility. The scope of this research is facility maintenance management during the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) phase of a facility. The thesis demonstrates how the integration of passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM) can assist in facilities maintenance management. The objectives of this research included 1) developing a framework that utilizes the integration of commercially-available RFID and a BIM model; 2) evaluating the framework for real-time resource location tracking within an indoor environment; and 3) developing an algorithm for real-time localization and visualization in a BIM model. A prototype application has been developed that simultaneously connects the RFID readers, a database, and a BIM model. The goal of this system is to have a real-time localization accuracy of 3 meters at 95% confidence. Testing was conducted in laboratory conditions, and the results show that the system error was within the 3 meters goal.
Subjects/Keywords Passive radio frequency identification (RFID); Building information modeling (BIM); Visualization; Indoor localization; Location tracking; Building information modeling; Radio frequency identification systems
Contributors Teizer, Jochen (advisor); Eastman, Charles (committee member); Southworth, Frank (committee member)
Language en
Country of Publication us
Record ID handle:1853/50395
Repository gatech
Date Indexed 2020-05-13
Issued Date 2013-11-19 00:00:00
Note [degree] M.S.;

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…Significance of Research The contribution of this research is the integration of commercially available passive RFID technology, indoor localization techniques, and a BIM model for effective real-time indoor location tracking and visualization, without relying…

…al. 2009). An approach to localization using an array of passive RFID tags placed on the floor of an experimental testbed has been implemented by Park et al. (2009) for indoor mobile robot movement. Signal strength control was used for…

…utilizes the integration of commercially-available RFID and a BIM model; 2) evaluating the framework for real-time resource location tracking within an indoor environment; and 3) developing an algorithm for real-time localization and visualization…

…BIM model can assist in facility maintenance management in an indoor environment. The objectives of this research include 1) developing a framework that utilizes the integration of commercially-available passive radio frequency identification…

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indoor localization and visualization has been lacking. Facility Maintenance Management Facility management requires a robust database linked to the visualization environment for identifying the items within. Currently, BIM has been used as a digital copy…

…information in real-time (Ergen 2007a). Between active and passive RFID, passive tags are shown to be the most suitable for an indoor application of tracking workers, materials, and equipment due to their small size, low cost, and low maintenance…

Localization Indoor localization refers to locating an object or person in an indoor environment by the use of context-aware information. While the Global Positioning System (GPS) has become synonymous with outdoor location tracking and navigation…

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