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A Facility Method to Impliment Short Distance Navigation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241424D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-25
Document File: 6 page(s) / 129K

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Abstract

Disclosed is an easy method for dynamically short distance navigation. Especially when people want to meet each other in the crowd, it can navigate them to a central location where one of them is. Firstly establish connection between sender and receivers via social communication tools, subsequently the sender continues to send signature to navigate its location, so that receiver can sensor its signal and its location. After the sender's signal is received, the direction information of the sender is obtained from the signal and is transformed into a digital signal, there will be a pointer displayed on the receiver's mobile device is rotated by some degree, pointing to the sender's location. Therefore, the receiver can go straight according to the direction of the pointer.

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A Facility Method to Impliment Short Distance Navigation

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Background

In our daily life, the following scenarios all provide examples of situations in which short distance navigation systems may be helpful to people trying to meet each others:

1. Picking up people at railway station or airport. Currently it is difficult to meet each other in the crowd, although perhaps they would be very close each other. Particularly when picking up a client who was not met before;

2. When the family or friends go to large-scale commercial centers together, such as supermarkets, shopping mall, etc. Sometimes they may become separated, especially the old or adult children got separated from their close relatives. The navigator that can guide them to meet each other will be very useful and helpful;

3. When a tour guide is leading a tour group, he/she often meets travelers at one specified location, but some travelers got lost after visiting some scenic spots by themselves.

Currently, the global positioning system(GPS) and other global navigational satellite systems provide accurate and reliable navigation signals outdoor. However, due to weak signals, reflections and multi-path interference, this technology has not been adapted to work in an indoor or short distance environment in order to guide people to meet each other.

There are prior arts that are for indoor navigation, such as RFID network, beacons location, scan two-dimensional code label and so on. However, most of them are for fixed destination navigation.

Therefore, for the above-mentioned deficiencies currently exist in the prior art, it is worth while providing accurate navigation service to people located on the near side, but without fixed location, such as in railway station, airport, supermarkets, shopping malls, and a variety of commercial centers.

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Summary of Invention

Disclosed is an easy method for dynamically short distance navigation. Especially when people want to meet each other in the crowd, it can navigate them to a central location where one of them is.

One person's mobile device(Called Sender) continuously sends an unique signature, via social communication tools. After the contact(Called Receiver) receives the signal, the receiver will pair to the sender automatically, thus a network of communication is established between the sender and the receiver. Subsequently the sender continues to send signature to navigate its location, so that receiver can sensor its signal and its location. After the sender's signal is received, the direction information of the sender is obtained from the signal and is transformed into a digital signal, there will be a pointer displayed on the receiver's mobile device is rotated by some degree, pointing to the sender's location. Therefore, the receiver can go straight according to the direction of the pointer. The core idea can be

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