Improving Location Accuracy

  • Students
  • Stockholm, Sweden

Improving Location Accuracy

Job description

Background

The Global Positioning System allows most of today's phones to know where on the globe they currently are, often with accuracy measured in a few meters. This of course enables many interesting applications besides the obvious navigation use case.

However, there are still many scenarios where GPS is unable to provide the required accuracy. Since GPS requires your phone to communicate with satellites in space, it naturally works best when you have a clear view of the sky above. Accurate indoor positioning is not possible using GPS alone.

Job requirements

Task

Investigate other techniques of positioning that could potentially be used where GPS is not enough. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Accelerometer sensors
  • Camera input and visual cues
  • Other radio, e.g Bluetooth beacons or WiFi
  • Clever heuristics

The thesis work will likely include building some kind of prototype implementation on a mobile device.

This thesis project may suit you if…

  • You are lost in the supermarket.
  • You don't mind changing your frame of reference.
  • You want to learn about and apply advanced techniques