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5G Positioning and Mapping

Henk Wymeersch, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
25 Nov 2019 - 16:00 (Madrid Time)

MR-1S1 [Torres] & MR-1S3 [Quevedo], IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés (Madrid)

Positioning of devices using radio-frequency signals has been realized in a variety of dedicated systems, including LORAN-C and GPS for outdoor positioning, as well as ultra-wide band and WiFi for indoor positioning.

A cheaper solution is offered through cellular radio signals, but suffer from low accuracy. Consequently, their main application has been limited to the (mandatory) localization of emergency calls. Thanks to the technological components of 5G (i.e., the use of large carrier frequencies, large bandwidths, large antenna arrays, network densification, and device-to-device communication) 5G systems can be the first generation offering high-accuracy localization, together with high coverage while maintaining low cost.

This talk will describe the main benefits of 5G from a positioning perspective, and show it can lead to radically new designs for localization and map building. In a sense, 5G will behave very much like radar, beckoning the question will radar behave like 5G and will 5G be used for radar?

About Henk Wymeersch

Henk Wymeersch obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Applied Sciences in 2005 from Ghent University, Belgium. He is currently a Professor of Communication Systems with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and a Distinguished Research Associate with Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. Prior to joining Chalmers, he was a postdoctoral researcher with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prof. Wymeersch served as Associate Editor for IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Communications, and was appointed Distinguished Lecturer in the 2019 Class of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). His current research interests include cooperative positioning systems, fiber-optic communication, and intelligent transportation systems.

This event will be conducted in English

Organization: 

NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute