High Precision Cellular LocalizatiON System

Host Organisation: Sigint Solutions Ltd
Partner Organisation(s): PA 1: Open University of Cyprus
Project Budget: 252.050,00 €
IDEK Funding: 199.868,12 €

The main objective of the proposed project is to develop positioning algorithms and methodologies that will be implemented by the Host Organization into the following new products:
(A) A primary product that will be called as: i-LocON and will provide a Cellular LocalizaƟon Plaƞorm of increased accuracy that will allow cellular operators to achieve increased localization accuracy detection of cellular users in both outdoor and indoor urban environments, including detecting users in indoor multi-floor environments, a process which typically is not easily feasible since current cellular systems cannot provide such detection granularity with typical localization tools and methodologies.
(B) A secondary product that will be called as: i-BTS and will be a light SoŌware Defined Radio (SDR) light cellular base staƟon, which will be able to act as an add-on to the primary product, and will be emulating a 4G TDD base station. The secondary product should be capable to be mounted in the form of a payload to on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that will allow search and rescue teams to detect with increased accuracy a user in a predetermined local outdoor or indoor environment. This secondary product will act as multiple virtual cellular base stations for localization purposes, since its position will be dynamic and not fixed. The secondary product requires that the product users have knowledge of the rough outdoor area or the building the cellular users are located. This information can be obtain by other using the primary product through a cellular operator or through other means (e.g. product users are aware that a specific cellular user is within a building based on other provided information)
Proposed work will consider localization capabilities of all cellular technologies, i.e. 2G, 3G, 4G but it will mostly concentrate and use parameters from 4G/LTE technologies since LTE technology can provide better localisation granularity.