Thesis topic proposal
Gyula Simon
Indoor localization techniques


Institute: Pannon University, Veszprém
computer sciences
Doctoral School of Information Science and Technology

Thesis supervisor: Gyula Simon
Location of studies: University of Pannonia, Faculty of Information Technology, Department of Computer Science and Systems Technology
Abbreviation of location of studies: PE

Description of the research topic:

Localization and tracking are important services in many application areas, e.g. in industrial or agricultural systems. The most widely used technology is GPS, the utilization of which is rather limited indoors. There are several candidate technologies proposed for indoor localization systems, including acoustic, image, or radio-based solutions.

Current solutions are available in a wide range of prices and accuracy. There exists expensive systems with high accuracy for applications with special needs (e.g. utilizing 3D laser scanners), but on the other hand there are inexpensive solutions for applications with modest accuracy requirements (e.g. utilizing signals of WiFi hotspots and the sensors of a mobile phone).

The purpose of the research is the analysis of indoor localization and tracking techniques, development of new methods, and the performance analysis of such methods.

Preliminary results can be found in the following publication:
[1] Gabriel Deak, Kevin Curran, Joan Condell, A survey of active and passive indoor localisation systems, Computer Communications, Volume 35, Issue 16, 15 September 2012, Pages 1939-1954

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2016-11-23

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