Joint Seminar WIBEC // COST-IRACON on Radio frequency Localisation Techniques


Date: May 29, 2018
Venue: Cartagena, Spain

Organizer: Narcís Cardona (iTEAM Research Institute, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)

Host: School of Telecommunication Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain (address Antiguo Cuartel de Antigones, Plaza del Hospital, 1. 30202 Cartagena)

Start time: 14:00 End time: 17:30

Room: P1.6

(This seminar will be also accessible on-line video streaming)


Highly accurate and reliable positioning—at accuracy levels in the 10 cm range—will enable a large a number of innovative location-based applications because such accuracy is essentially needed for a real-time interaction of humans and cyber-physical systems. Activity recognition, navigation at “shelf” level, geofencing, process monitoring and process control are among the envisioned services that will yield numerous applications in various domains.  Robust and real-time accurate positioning information is also becoming a key technology for many upcoming applications and services such as autonomous vehicles applied to high-precision agriculture, safer and optimized traffic management in urban environments, platooning for inter-urban road traffic, to cite a few. In addition, modern smartphones nowadays include a wide variety of technologies to support broadly demanded localization and positioning services such as wireless communication standards (3G, 4G, and WiFi or even Bluetooth) and GNSS systems (GPS, Galileo, etc…). The precision of the former depends on the available radio channel bandwidth but more strongly to the multipath richness resulting in degraded performance for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) outdoor and poor performance for indoor scenarios. The latter is an adequate and accurate solution for outdoor and daylight window scenarios. This seminar covers the current state of the art in radiofrequency localization and tracking algorithms, and exposes some application scenarios both for the indoor and outdoor cases.