120.117 Positioning in Indoor and GNSS challenged environments
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to independently research a topic related to positioning in GNSS denied (indoor) and challenged environments. The students are able to produce a multi-sensor or cooperative positioning solution under different conditions and in different environments, process positioning data from different sensors, and write a scientific report.

They will be able to comprehend and solve problems in the field of positioning for topics such as:

  • Indoor positioning, 
  • Positioning in urban canyons, 
  • Sensor fusion (multi-sensor positioning), 
  • Cooperative positioning, 
  • Indoor/outdoor seamless transition, 
  • Integrity monitoring methods for safety-critical applications, etc. 

The students will acquire knowledge of current problems that the wider scientific community is working on. They will also have an understanding of GNSS drawbacks when it comes to challenged environments and the need for different solutions such as multi-sensor or cooperative positioning.

Subject of course

GNSS disadvantages, challenges of different environments (indoor and outdoor), basics of positioning, Extended Kalman Filter and other positioning estimators, multi-sensor fusion, cooperative positioning

Teaching methods

Open discussion of previous and upcoming problems; independent work with software; pre-recorded lectures on relevant topics that are available on e-learning platform; data collection measuring campaigns;

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

This course is designed with aim of introducing students to a classical research process: from choosing the topic based on the literature review to setting up a methodology, solving the problem and writing about it, and going through the peer-review process. 

Students will work in groups of 3-4 (depending on the number of students in the course). The teachers will guide the students in their search for the problem they want to solve and in their effort to solve the chosen problem.

The following 7 points describe the flow of the course and how the course will be executed. Each of the 5 outcomes corresponds to one assessment item provided in the Examination modalities section.

  1. Introduction to the GNSS challenged and denied environments. Students will be provided with materials so they can find a problem that they want to solve. Each group will discuss among themselves which problem they are interested in solving. OUTCOME 1: Submission of the initial problem idea.
  2. Going over the submitted problem ideas and brainstorming on improvement. OUTCOME 2: Submission of the problem and plan on solving the problem. The motivation for the choice of the problem is explained.
  3. Defining all the terms necessary to understand the problems better.
  4. Self-study. Students are guided in their study. Teachers help them find the resources. OUTCOME 3: Students write a brief report about their literature review and practical tasks they have performed.
  5. Based on the acquired knowledge in the previous step, students start solving the problem they defined at the beginning of the semester. Teachers guide them and help them come to a positive conclusion in their problem-solving. Students are encouraged to already start writing/documenting their methodology and steps.
  6. OUTCOME 4: Written scientific report.
  7. OUTCOME 5: Presentation.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue16:00 - 18:0011.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Positioning in Indoor and GNSS challenged environments - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue11.10.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue18.10.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue25.10.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue08.11.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue22.11.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue29.11.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue06.12.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue13.12.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue20.12.202216:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue10.01.202316:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue17.01.202316:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals
Tue24.01.202316:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Lecture and practicals

Examination modalities

Report and presentation.

There will be 5 points of assessment during the semester. Assessment items (see Additional Information for explanation):

  • Initial problem idea: 5%
  • Problem definition: 5%
  • Literature review: 10%
  • Report: 50%
  • Presentation: 30% (18% awarded by teachers + 12% awarded by other students)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2022 11:00 17.10.2022 23:59 31.10.2022 23:59

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

English