AGVs security system for the detection of plant operators using radio frequency technology based on UWB

Financed by

Ministerio de ciencia Innovación y universidades

Funder Program: Retos colaboración 2017


  • Ceit

  • Asti


The project consists of the design of a security system that detects the position of people using radio frequency (RF), based on the premise that people are equipped with an RF emitter element powered by a battery.

The system must be applicable to different types of automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), such as retractable AGVs, stacker AGVs and tractor AGVs and with the different loads they can handle.

The project should largely solve the problems presented by current commercial systems that invalidate their use in applications with AGVs: reduced precision in estimating measurement distance in environments with a lot of iron in the surroundings, the complexity involved in calibrating the system in each of the vehicles, the problems in obtaining measurement repeatability in all the vehicles, the limited flexibility of the current security system installed in the AGVS when it comes to parameterizing the configuration of zones, and the impossibility of being able to cover 360º of the vehicle perimeter.

Ceit's role in the project:

Ceit's role in this project will consist of defining the architecture of the security system and the design and implementation of the position estimation subsystem. Ceit will also participate in the integration and testing of the system in the final demonstrator.