RFID-Based Localization for Greenhouses Monitoring Using MAVs


This paper presents a localization method for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) equipped with RFID sensors for the monitoring of small indoor areas such as greenhouses. After validating the localization procedure, we perform some experiments aimed to produce thermal mapping in an indoor environment to control and prevent anomalous changes for the plant safety. Moreover, the accuracy of our RFID based localization method is evaluated by comparison with Maplab and Vicon systems, two precise but expensive localization method. We obtained a localization accuracy of σ = 0.12 m as standard deviation for the RFID localization system, that could be considered adequate for a greenhouse.

In IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications
Marija Popović
Marija Popović
Junior Research Group Leader