The Starter Set Super-MP-3D is designed for precise (±2cm) indoor positioning and navigation. The set is perfect for production automation, warehouse automation, safety, and productivity; for people and vehicle tracking, building geo-fencing zones, and tracking inside of them.
It can be used for autonomous indoor navigation of mobile robots, vehicles, and drones; for industrial applications, for example, forklifts or people tracking in a warehouse for safety and productivity.
The starter set is a multi-purpose (MP) set based on Super-Beacons. A particular focus of the set is on the accuracy of positioning. The set can provide a typical accuracy of ±2cm even before additional sensor fusion or filtering.
Starter Set Super-MP is the most versatile (see supported architectures below) and the easiest to set up and deploy (no need for manual distances measurement or calibration) set available today (Mar.2023).
By default, the Starter Set Super-MP-3D supports NIA and IA (https://marvelmind.com/pics/architectures_comparison.pdf):
With additional licenses, Starter Set Super-MP-3D can support:
Notice that stationary Super-Beacons must be on different frequencies to support IA and MF NIA (see more about different architectures); Typically, we supply five different frequencies. Sometimes – 4 different frequencies when there is a shortage of one or more. Even four different frequencies do not limit users because one of the Super-Beacons must be mobile. In this case, it doesn’t matter what transducers it has – on which frequency – because it will receive the ultrasound. And Super-Beacons can receive any frequency because the frequency is chosen based on the digital filter. But the transmitting frequency is defined by the properties of the transducer and cannot be changed.
We equip the sets with beacons with different frequencies from the available ones: 19kHz, 22kHz, 25kHz, 28kHz, 31kHz, 34kHz, 37kHz, and 45kHz. Unless you request some frequencies, we will select them based on our preferences.
The Multi-Frequency NIA allows having up to 8 times update rate increase
for multiple mobile beacons without location update rate reduction
inherent to regular NIA with multiple mobile beacons (“hedges”) – 8
different ultrasound frequencies are available totally. Check more about
different architectures: Architectures comparison.
Read more about the ultrasound frequency selection.
If you want to get additional Super-Beacons to your Starter Set Super-MP, get as many different ultrasound frequencies as available. It will give the maximum flexibility for your configurations in IA, MF NIA, and even NIA.
All beacons (stationary and mobile) have 6D IMU (3D accelerometer + 3D gyroscope) and standard 50mm antennas. Effectively, you get five similar Super-Beacons on different ultrasonic frequencies and a modem.
The HW of the system supports two bands:
We always recommend checking your country’s local regulations.
Comparison with other beacons:
Super-Beacons are a newer version of Beacons HW v4.9 and superior to them in nearly all aspects:
Marvelmind indoor positioning system is an off-the-shelf indoor positioning and navigation system that provides precise (±2cm) location data to autonomous robots, vehicles, AGVs, and drones. It can also be used to track other objects with a mobile beacon installed on them, such as forklifts in warehouses or virtual reality (VR) helmets or helmets for construction workers or miners.
The navigation system is based on stationary ultrasonic beacons united by a radio interface in a license-free band (915/868 MHz ). The location of a mobile beacon is calculated based on the propagation delay of an ultrasonic signal (Time-Of-Flight or TOF) to a set of stationary ultrasonic beacons using trilateration. See more about the available architectures.
No manual calibration is required. No need to know the exact locations of the beacons – the system automatically builds the map of beacons.
The set contains beacons with IMU, which allows ultrasonic + IMU (3D accelerometer + 3D gyro) sensor fusion. That allows a much faster update rate – up to 100Hz and above.
The critical requirements for the proper system functionality:
Distance between beacons
Location update rate
Mobile beacon from Starter Set: