EVENT: 9th work meeting (Members only)
imec, 6 december 2011
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|13:30||Wireless Community: status and plans after 3 years of successful knowledge sharing
Kris Hermus, Coordinator Wireless Community, imec
|This work meeting is the ninth in a row since the start of the Wireless Community in early 2009. Experts from local industry, academia and innovation partners share their expertise on the latest evolutions in wireless communication. Currently around 150 people from 40 different organisations are an active member of the Community.
We briefly review the objectives of the Community, we present our new members, and we list our ambitions for 2012.
|13:55||Principles behind existing & emerging wireless positioning technologies
Lieven De Strycker, Professor, KaHo Sint-Lieven Ghent
|Indoor positioning applications and RTLS are predicted to become a billion dollar business.
Many underlying technologies exist. The technologies are becoming more mature and are
offering different features.
This presentation gives an introduction to basic principles used in positioning technologies and their inherent limitations.
|14:20||From theory to reality: challenges of localisation of patients in hospitals and nursing homes
John Gesquiere, R&D Director, Televic Group nv
|When localizing patients in hospitals or nursing homes, a specific issue is “room level accuracy”. Room level accuracy means that the localization system may be inaccurate in absolute distance but must be accurate in room indication. The presentation gives an overview of the limitations of existing localization systems to reach this target.|
|14:50||Omnitrack: 1mm localisation in 1 ms and 1mW power consumption, illusion or reality?
Wim Dehaene, Professor, K.U.Leuven-ESAT
|Omnitrack is an IWT-SBO project that has electronic localisation as its central theme. It started half a year ago. The scientific goal of the project is to understand the trade-off between energy consumption, update speed and localisation accuracy of an electronic localisation system. The insight in this trade off will enable the development of more efficient and omnispread localisation systems. The project is centered around a few cases that span the design space. More detail about the design cases and the demonstrators that will be developed in the project will be given in the presentation.|
|15:15||Opportunistic seamless localisation
Maarten Weyn, Docent, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen
|Every technique and technology used for localization has its own specific properties and advantages, but also its specific disadvantages. One of the common disadvantages of many existing localization systems is the need for dedicated devices and proprietary infrastructure. Multi-modal systems which use the data coming from different systems and sensors will be the only possibility to allow affordable localization in different situations. The future of localization systems most likely will evolve towards systems that can adapt and cope with any available information provided by mobile clients without the need to install any additional dedicated infrastructure. This type of localization is called opportunistic localization.|
|15:40||Coffee break with posters & demo presentations
|Demo 1: Live demo of the ORCA-service: reliable, affordable and fast localization
Tim Denis and Bob Claerhout, AtSharp bvba
|AtSharp aims to provide a localization service which is low-cost and doesn't require any infrastructure nor upfront investment. The
Opportunistic Realtime Context Awareness Service (ORCA-service) has a pay-per-use model, and enables the benefits of knowing where your objects of interest are also for small organizations or deployments.
The ORCA service also supports different technologies (WiFi, RFID, Bluetooth, GPS, zigbee, ...) and is future-ready, since it uses an open protocol allowing any third party to design or develop custom hardware compliant with the ORCA service.
|Demo 2: Live demo of Essensium's LOST system
Huub Tubbax and Frederic Stubbe, Essensium
|Demo 3: Video-demo of UWB-based localisation
Jac Romme and Georgios Selimis, imec-NL @ Holst Centre
|Poster 1: Integration of GNSS with inertial sensors for improved GPS-based positioning in difficult environments
Jan Leyssens and Jean-Marie Sleewaegen, Septentrio
|Poster 2: Localisation expertise at DraMCo lab of KaHo Sint-Lieven
Lieven De Strycker, Jean-Pierre Goemaere and Jeroen Wyffels, KaHo Sint-Lieven
|Poster 3: Wireless localisation for mechatronic applications
Maria Luisa Ruiz de Arbulo Gubia, Risang Gatot Yudanto, Frederik Petre (FMTC), and Marko Pellinen (VTT, Finland)
|16:20||Imec’s UWB technology for localization: status and plans
Jac Romme, Senior Researcher, imec-NL @ Holst Centre
|In the last decade, satellite navigation GPS was introduced in many consumer electronics, like car navigation, mobile phones, digital
cameras, etc. However, GPS does not provide indoor coverage. A wireless solution providing ULP communication with localization capabilities promises a wide range of applications in e.g. logistics, healthcare, indoor navigation and network security.
Imec-nl wants to prove that UWB technology is a mature radio technology with unique features allowing for indoor localization at a low power consumption and a low cost. The target system specifications are an indoor localization accuracy of 10 cm and a range of 100 meters in LOS conditions.
In this presentation, we will provide an insight in current project status and future steps.
|16:50||Essensium’s LOST technology for location aware wireless sensor networks
Huub Tubbax, RTLS Program Manager, Essensium
|Essensium has developed LOST, a novel RTLS solution that combines attractive features from various technologies: long operational range (>500m), good accuracy (<1m), great scalability (10k measurements/second) and indoor/outdoor performance. With the development of the Boomerang chip, we can now also offer this technology at low power, low cost and small form factor.|
|Time for a round-up. We identify common interests, which may lead to future (project) collaborations between the Community members .|
|17:45||Posters & Demos (cont'd)
Closing & networking
|Drinks and sandwiches|
|19:00||End of the work meeting|
|6 december 2011||13:00||imec||Kapeldreef 75||Leuven|