Daily Archives: May 5, 2009


Radiation Monitoring (ALARMS)

A Location Aware Radiation Monitoring System OAK RIDGE, Tenn., November 21, 2008 Today, Q-Track demonstrated “A Location Aware Radiation Monitoring System” (ALARMS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Experimental Gas Cooled Reactor (EGCR) facility. Q-Track’s Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) location system used four Locator-Receivers spaced about 20m (60ft) apart to track both workers and radiation-monitoring robots. The system achieved a 30cm (1ft) typical accuracy. The location error rarely exceeded 1m (3ft). The infrastructure located […]


Technical Papers

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Q-Track Software Suite

Application Accurate location data is only half the solution. The other half is putting the data to work in custom applications. That’s why Q-Track’s Sample Application provides full featured real-time location analysis as well as streaming location data over an Ethernet connection. Q-Track® GUI:       Architecture Q-Track’s Software Architecture delivers location information to custom applications, databases, even over the internet to remote applications like PDAs and Smart Phones. The Position Server hosts the […]


Introduction to NFER® RTLS

Location awareness presents significant challenges. Lack of location data impacts the lives and safety of workers, as well as the bottom line. In many industrial, urban, or other settings, location awareness is uneconomical if it is available at all. Incumbent location providers take high frequency, short wavelength wireless systems, like Wi-Fi or UWB, that were optimized for high data rate communications, and they try to use them to solve the challenging problem of indoor wireless […]


Location Innovation

How Does NFER® Work? A simple overview of how NFER® technology works and can be used to  provide location solutions in challenging environments where other technologies fail. Continue… NFER® Technology NFER® technology is a radically new form of wireless tracking that brings real-time locating systems (RTLS) to difficult indoor environments. Operating at low power levels (FCC Part 15) in the AM broadcast band, NFER® technology offers significant advantages. Further, by exploiting near-field properties of electric […]


location Innovation-1

QTTM-500 System Specifications Typical Accuracy: 30cm-1m (1-3ft) Typical Range: 30-60m (100-200ft) Typical Infrastructure Cost: < $0.50/sqft for most installations. 115 kb/s data exchange between Tag and Server for telemetry feedback. Flexible software architecture for writing customized applications or plug-ins. Rugged tag for industrial environments UL-94V0 ABS Case Chemically resistant Nitrile sleeve QTTM-500 Tag Transmitter Provides industrial strength location data in the most challenging propagation environments, indoors or outdoors. An LCD display provides real-time sensor data. […]


Products

QTTM-500 System Specifications Typical Accuracy: 30cm-1m (1-3ft) Typical Range: 20-50m (60-150ft) Typical Infrastructure Cost: <$0.50/sqft for most installations. 115 kb/s data exchange between Tag and Server for telemetry feedback. Flexible software architecture for writing customized applications or plug-ins. Rugged tag for industrial environments UL-94V0 ABS Case Chemically resistant Nitrile sleeve QTTM-500 Tag Transmitter Provides industrial strength location data in the most challenging propagation environments, indoors or outdoors. An LCD display provides real-time sensor data. An […]


Military Applications

Location Awareness for MOUT Training Huntsville, Alabama, June 4, 2008 Today, Q-Track demonstrated a system for tracking trainees in a Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) Training Range. The training range was comprised of several steel cargo containers modified with doors and windows. Q-Track’s NFER® real-time location system (RTLS) relied on four Locator-Receivers deployed around the perimeter of the training range. The system successfully tracked tagged individuals throughout the 25 x 25m (75 x 75ft) […]


Supply Chain Management

    Q-Track Develops Forklift Tracking Application Huntsville, Alabama December 12, 2008 When Q-Track first demonstrated a proof-of-concept real-time location system across 50,000 sqft of a Just-In-Time Services (JITS), Inc. warehouse in Hartselle, AL, the tracking “tag” was mounted on a tripod and had a two foot whip antenna. Nevertheless, Peter Beucher, was impressed. “The Q-Track team set up four receivers and was demonstrating bin level accuracy in a matter of a couple hours.” But […]


Radiation Monitoring (ALARMS)

 A Location Aware Radiation Monitoring System See Also: Application: Dosimulation™ Application: Radiation Monitoring  OAK RIDGE, Tenn., November 21, 2008 Today, Q-Track demonstrated “A Location Aware Radiation Monitoring System” (ALARMS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Experimental Gas Cooled Reactor (EGCR) facility. Q-Track’s Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) location system used four Locator-Receivers spaced about 20m (60ft) apart to track both workers and radiation-monitoring robots. The system achieved a 30cm (1ft) typical accuracy. The location error […]