Design and Implementation of Container Positioning System Based on Wireless Sensor Network

Xuexin Bao, Dan Zhang


This paper aims to create an efficient container yard management system. For this purpose, a gantry crane management subsystem was designed and implemented for container information management based on the wireless sensor network (WSN). The system consists of a set of desktop management software and three different types sensor nodes, and locates the container via the two-way symmetrical time-of-arrival (TS-TOA) positioning approach. In this way, the subsystem enhances the accuracy of container positioning without elevating hardware cost. Through the implementation of the hardware and software systems, it is proved that the user can successfully locate the container, read and update cargo information, and complete similar operations through human-computer interaction in the desktop management software. Overall, this research greatly improves the efficiency of container management at the port, and helps to reduce the operational cost and port congestion.


container management; wireless sensor network (wsn); positioning system

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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