The OpenPositioningSystem is an open navigation system. This means that it is not run or controlled by companies. The goal of the system is to gather interested people on the web platform OpenPS.info to develop the necessary software, hardware and testing processes. Anybody who is interested, from beginner to professional can participate and contribute their knowledge to the community and through this system.
The idea is to use seismic activity, produced by generators in power plants, turbines in pumping stations or other large machines running in factories. These generators, machines etc. are producing seismic waves, distributed through the ground. The sensor prototype can detect seismic waves on the ground and on walls.
When at least three signals are received and their positions on a map are known, one can calculate the position within these three signals via triangulation and the signal strength.
This project is part of the Post Cyberwar series.
Production assistant: Neil Thomson
Booklet design: Henrik Nieratschker
Position calculation with triangulation
Covering larger areas