New Paradigms for Location Determination Technologies

Speaker:  Moustafa A Youssef – New Borg Elarab City, Alexandria, Egypt
Topic(s):  Applied Computing


In this talk, we explore two recent developments in localization systems: Device-free localization and and ubiquitous indoor localization. In the first part of the talk, we present the device-free localization problem (DfP) where the tracked entity is neither required to carry devices nor participate actively in the localization process. DfP systems are based on the fact that RF signals are affected by the presence of people and objects in the environment. The DfP concept enables a wide range of applications including intrusion detection and tracking, border protection, and smart buildings automation. We define the DfP problem and describe its challenges and show our recent progress on meeting these challenges.

In the second part of the talk, we present the concept of ubiquitous indoor localization. A ubiquitous indoor positioning system is envisioned to be deployed on a large scale worldwide, with minimum overhead, to work with heterogeneous devices, and to allow users to roam seamlessly from indoor to outdoor environments. Such a system will enable a wide set of applications including worldwide seamless direction finding between indoor locations, enhancing first responders' safety by providing anywhere localization and floor plans, and providing a richer environment for location-aware social networking applications. We will describe an architecture for the ubiquitous indoor positioning system (IPS) and the challenges that have to be addressed to materialize it. We will then present our Unlock system to realize this architecture.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  50
Duration:  70 minutes
Languages Available:  Arabic, English
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