Analysis of Features and Applications of Bluetooth Beacon Technology for Utilization in the Mining and Construction Industries

블루투스 비콘 기술의 광업 및 건설 분야 활용을 위한 특징과 적용사례 분석

  • 정지후 (부경대학교 환경해양대학 에너지자원공학과) ;
  • 백지은 (부경대학교 환경해양대학 에너지자원공학과) ;
  • 최요순
  • Received : 2016.01.27
  • Accepted : 2016.03.17
  • Published : 2016.06.30


This study analyzed the features and various applications of Bluetooth beacon technology for utilization in the mining and construction industries. Through a literature survey, the concept and version-specific features of Bluetooth were reviewed, and representative types of the Bluetooth beacon-based service and its real-world applications in other fields were analyzed. Although a few previous studies that used the Bluetooth Classic (the old version of Bluetooth technology) in the mining industry have been reported, no mine site could be found where the Bluetooth beacon technology was utilized. In the construction industry, this study could find a site where the Bluetooth beacon technology was used to improve the haulage works of construction raw materials. Since the Bluetooth beacon technology has low power consumption and is easy to integrate with smartphones, it will be effectively utilized to improve the productivity and safety in the mining and construction industries.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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