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Aug 6, 2013

Development of a Navigational Algorithm in BIM for Effective Utility Maintenance Management of Facilities Equipped with Passive RFID

Publication: Computing in Civil Engineering (2013)

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Navigation through unfamiliar facilities, with labyrinths of corridors and rooms, is difficult and often results in a person being lost. The proposed research is to develop a navigation algorithm to help a person navigate through facilities. The scope is the use of passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM). A novel theoretical approach is presented that utilizes current localization techniques, performance characteristics of passive RFID, and a BIM model. A prototype application has been developed that connects the RFID readers with a BIM model. The goals are to locate and navigate any user and/or utility in an unfamiliar facility. Preliminary results demonstrate the feasibility of locating a user inside buildings in real-time. Significantly, the algorithm has the potential to enable anybody to navigate the shortest and quickest route, saving time, money and, in an event of an emergency, lives.

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Computing in Civil Engineering (2013)
Pages: 653 - 660

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Published online: Aug 6, 2013

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Ph.D. Student, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. E-mail: [email protected]
Undergraduate Student, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. E-mail: [email protected]
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. E-mail: [email protected]

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