Error Corrections for Ultrawideband Ranging

Juri Sidorenko, Volker Schatz, Norbert Scherer-Negenborn, Michael Arens, Urs Hugentobler

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Precise indoor localization is a major challenge in the field of localization. In this article, we investigate multiple error corrections for the ultrawideband (UWB) technology, in particular the DecaWave DW1000 transceiver. Both the time-of-arrival (TOA) and the time-difference-of-arrival (TDOA) methods are considered. Various clock-drift correction methods for TOA from the literature are reviewed and compared experimentally. The best performing method is extended to TDOA, corrections for the signal power dependence and the hardware delay are added, and two additional enhancements suggested. These are compared with each other and TOA in positioning experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9098946
Pages (from-to)9037-9047
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • DecaWave
  • time difference of arrival (TDOA)
  • time of arrival (TOA)
  • two-way ranging (TWR)
  • ultrawideband (UWB)


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