Dr. Uwe-Carsten Fiebig, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Introduction to the Session "Indoor Navigation"
Satellite navigation systems like GPS are traditionally considered suitable for outdoor use. To provide reliable, accurate
navigation within buildings, such systems must be combined with external complements such as sensors, WLAN, Bluetooth, and RFID.
Since these technologies already see widespread industrial use, indoor navigation can be implemented without major infrastructure
adjustments. The goal is to achieve a configuration that is seamless in terms of systems as well as navigation: The customer should
not recognise when which system is providing the positioning data. Indoor navigation has particular potential for use in car parks,
factories, and building management.
The Indoor Navigation Session seeks to provide information on the integration of various positioning and localisation technologies
with satellite navigation systems and how this makes indoor navigation possible. The focus of the session will be on user-side
business process optimisation.
Erwin Löhnert, IFEN GmbH
INDOOR Galileo/GPS indoor navigation & positioning with particular respect to security-sensitive applications
The aim of the INDOOR funded project is the further development to application maturity of positioning and navigation technologies
for security-sensitive SAR and transport logistics applications for the professional sphere. One of the particular new technological
challenges for GPS/ GALILEO receiver systems is positioning and navigational capability inside buildings (indoors) or outdoors in
locations where shadowing and re?ection create conditions similar to those found indoors. As GPS and GALILEO are regarded as outdoor
systems by nature, the requirement for indoor positioning with high availability and accuracy brings with it the demand for further
essential supplementary systems, such as external sensors or geographical information systems. For this reason, one of the major
focuses of the funded project is on linking GPS/GALILEO with external sensors and other information sources with a view to meeting
application requirements in cost-effective fashion.
INDOOR is funded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Bonn-Oberkassel (Registration number 50 NA 0504).
Dr. Jaouhar Jemai, Ubisense AG
Indoor Localisation Based on UWB: Technology and Applications
The presentation gives an overview of the system components, functionalities and capabilities of the Ubisense localization
system on the basis of concrete industrial and research projects e.g. in production and logistics.
Moni Malek, eRide Europe GmbH
Indoor GPS - Application of AGPS and Indoor Position Fixing
Julius Rupf, T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH
Transparency, Security and Process Optimisation through Indoor Localisation
Because of the ability to act very focused and in time, generation of business process transparency and optimization will be
part of the key factors in future business. One major part is the localisation of assets and the interpretation of their situation
for optimized planning and control of the whole business. Unless the calculation of estimated arrival time of automotive parts at
the assembly line or the current temperature condition of pharmaceutical products. Each up-to-date information here is valuable.
Whereas for outdoor environment the established Sat-Nav technologies (e.g. GPS) are very properly, for indoor navigation there is
the question which technique fits for the requested scenarios without investing very much in infrastructure. Indoor navigation will
be one of the most exciting challenges for the generation of future business process transparency. T-Systems offers their customers
even today some very interesting approaches who will be introduced with some exemplary customer projects in this session.