NIKE BLUETRACK: Blue Force Tracking in Underground Structures

Markus Watzko, Karin Mascher, Axel Koppert

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In this article we present a blue force tracking system for operators in underground structures. By fusing inertial data sensed by an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with distance information from Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and map information from a 3D model, a robust tracking system is introduced. Since the needed infrastructure and map model cannot be assumed available, tools are developed to provide the necessary information in near real-time. Our tests in a tunnel at Zentrum am Berg (ZaB) showed that the developed system provides robust localization information.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventUrban Operations Expert Talks 2022: Introducing the Urban Operations Cell - Eisenerz, Austria
Duration: 19 Jul 202221 Jul 2022


ConferenceUrban Operations Expert Talks 2022


  • blue force tracking
  • indoor localization
  • UWB
  • foot mounted IMU
  • tunnel model

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