Pozyx is an Arduino-compatible platform that provides centimeter accurate positioning and motion information both indoor and outdoor. In order to achieve a positioning accuracy of a few centimeters, the system relies on a novel wireless radio technology called ultra-wideband (UWB). The accuracy achieved with this ultra-wideband technology is several times better than traditional positioning systems based on WiFi, bluetooth, RFID or GPS signals.
Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology is the key to accurate ranging and positioning, the UWB-module itself only provides accurate timestamps.
3D positioning requires at least 4 anchors to be within range (3 for 2D positioning). Pozyx provides the feature to obtain the anchor positions with a single line of code. It is equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. With these sensors it is possible to obtain the orientation of the device. Pozyx offers 9-axis sensor fusion (3 axes for every sensor).
- dimensions: 71.75 x 58.00 mm
- powerful STM32F401 microcontroller
- ultra-wideband transceiver (decawave DWM1000)
- 9-axis inertial motion unit (invensense MPU9250)
- pressure sensor (freescale MPL3115A2)
- I2C for serial communication
- SWD for programming
- micro USB for firmware updates
- 4 general purpose LEDS
- 2 LEDs for UWB connectivity
- 4 optional GPIO pins
- Onboard 3.3V regulator: automatic power selection from battery, arduino or usb.
The project campaign is on the Kickstarter and the early bird pricing has already gone, but you can still pick up for $449. An estimated delivery is on October of 2015.