Fundamentals of wireless positioning and navigation techniques - NEW

Course Objectives

  • To provide a survey of modern wireless positioning systems and techniques as applied today to the fields of IoT, cellular phones, transportation, navigation, timing, etc.
  • To review the first principles of radio frequency propagation concepts to better understand the challenges and limitations of wireless positioning and navigation systems.
  • To explain the fundamentals of satellite-based positioning systems and techniques as used today in mass-market as well as in professional equipment providing m-level and mm-level accuracy, respectively.
  • To explain the fundamentals of terrestrial network-based positioning and navigation techniques as applied to the mobiles and IoT networks.
  • To describe the main metrics and some fundamental theoretical limits (Cramér-Rao Lower Bound) that can be used to evaluate the positioning accuracy

Target group

The course addresses anyone involved in wireless positioning and localization, from the manager who wants to learn the basics, to the technician, research student, or engineer who wants to learn the more advanced concepts, including the users, providers, and manufacturers of wireless connected systems and IoT.

Content

  • Introduction (applications, classification, comparison, ...)
  • Radio frequency propagation, models, and induced errors
  • Evaluation of positioning accuracy and fundamentals limits (Cramér-Rao Lower Bound)
  • Satellite-based systems for positioning, navigation and timing (e.g. GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou)
  • Terrestrial network-based positioning and navigation (e.g. cellular, Wi-Fi, IoT)

Instructors

Dr Cyril Botteron received the Electronics Engineering degree in 1991 from the University of Applied Sciences in Le Locle, Switzerland. From 1991 to 2000, he worked as electronics and software engineer for different companies in the USA, Switzerland, and Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. degree with specialization in wireless communications from the University of Calgary in Canada in 2003. Currently, he is working at EPFL-ESPLAB, leading, managing, and coaching the research and project activities of the GNSS and UWB subgroups. He has authored or co-authored over 40 international papers and 3 patents in the field of positioning systems, ultra low power RF communications, RF integrated circuits design, and baseband signal processing. He has also been an appointed external expert and project reviewer for the GALILEO program of the European Commission since 2003. He is a senior member of the IEEE since 2006 and a ION professional member since 2003.

Information and registration

The «Early Bird» fee is available for courses until two weeks prior of the start date of the course.

Deadline: 1-11-2019

Registration

TARIF - 890.00

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Duration

1 day

Course Language

English

Enseignant(s)

Information and registration

The «Early Bird» fee is available for courses until two weeks prior of the start date of the course.

Deadline: 1-11-2019

Registration

TARIF - 890.00

Interrested, but not available ? Tell us !
From five people, we will reach out to find a date that is convenient for you

Duration

1 day

Course Language

English

Instructors