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Reconfigurable Systems for mobile local communication and positioning

Objective

RESOLUTION aims at developing of a wireless three-dimensional (3-D) local positioning system with measurement accuracy in the centimetre regime and real-time ability. A novel frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar principle with pulsed active reflector is employed. This advanced local position radar (ALPR) will be implemented on basis of common WLAN systems.

Due to its high data rate capabilities and large potential bandwidth, the 802.11a/n standard allocated around 5.5 GHz is applied. Special care is put on the reconfigurability by efficiently using inherent synergies between the WLAN system and the ALPR approach. Thus, the additional costs compared to standard WLAN systems are reduced to a minimum. To allow multifunctional tasks, highly integrated system on chip (SoC) frontends will be designed on advanced CMOS or BiCMOS technology. Smart power and adaptive performance control will be applied to minimise the power consumption according to application needs. In order to enhance the performance and coverage range, the transceiver features adaptive antenna combining in the radio frequency (RF) receiver. Compared to conventional approaches performing adaptive combining in the baseband, this approach significantly decreases the power consumption, size and costs, since the number of multiple components is reduced to a minimum.

Because of the high 3-D resolution and real-time ability, which can even be achieved in indoor environments with strong multipath effects and fading, novel local positioning applications, e.g. for smart factories, robotics, guiding, object tracking and augmented reality are possible leading to a large economic potential. Market analyses and preparations for a market launch are performed to allow a successful exploitation of the results. The consortium consists of 1 large enterprise, 3 small/medium size enterprises, 1 research institute and 4 universities from 4 EU countries and 2 associated EU countries.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH

Participants (9)

EXODUS A.E.
Greece
Address
Odos Farantaton 6-10
11527 Athina
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
3520 Erlangen
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
Warszawa
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
Address
19.5 Km Markopoulo Ave.
19002 Peania Attica
RIO SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
Address
Medina Hayehudim 12 Suite 2, Herzelyia
61392 Tel Aviv
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
Address
Maximos Court, Block B, 3Rd Floor, Leontiou A
3504 Limassol
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany