Cooperative indoors localisation between Smartphones based on onboard GNSS receivers, wireless communication transceivers and inertial sensors

BCS Bedford Branch IET University of Buckingham

DateTuesday 21 Apr 2015

18:30 to 20:00


Chandos Road Building, University of Buckingham, Buckingham MK18 1EG.

SpeakerDr Ihsan Lami, Senior Research Officer and Professor in Applied Computing at The School of Science, University of Buckingham

You are warmly invited to attend a FREE evening lecture at the Chandos Road Building, University of Buckingham on Tuesday 21 April 2015.

This is a joint British Computer Society (Bedford branch), IET and University of Buckingham Meeting

Smartphones and Tablets (SPs), driven by mobile-services/applications are becoming very important to our communication, localization and information needs. Demands are huge for seamless outdoors to indoors navigation - especially for accurate indoors localization. Examples of such Location Based Services (LBS) include tracking users for security and safety, find nearest restaurant/shop and other Point-Of-Interest information.

Unless there is a pre-installed localization infrastructure of sensors in the vicinity that works with the current SPs, LBS Apps will be very restricted due to the weakened/limited GNSS signals reception indoors.

Most of the current solutions do attempt to hybridize multi-GNSS signals (GPS plus GLONASS) with on board SPs wireless communication technologies (cellular 2G/3G/4G, WiFi, Bluetooth) as well as other inertial sensors to offer accurate/seamless location.

This talk will explore the offering of various solutions based on hybridisation of the GNSS receivers with the Wireless technologies on SPs, and then suggest that the way forward is to use cooperative on-the-go structure-less solutions. The talk will conclude by discussing a proposed/developed Smart Indoors Localization Scheme (SILS) whereby participating Smartphones (SPs) in the same outdoors-plus-indoors vicinity will form a Bluetooth network to help locate the indoors SPs.


Photo Dr Ihsan Lami has over 25 years experience in both industry and academia. He has been involved in the research, development and leadership of many successful chip designs for mobile phone and consumer applications. He has a profound knowledge of wireless technologies such as WCDMA/3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. His innovative outlook and focused approach has resulted in many creative products while working for Unisys, Fujitsu, CSR and Tag-McLaren. He has supervised many PhD and MEng projects as well as teaching BEng and HND students at the Universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oxford, Oxford Brookes and now Buckingham. He has proposed, developed and delivered modules that were tailored in conjunction with the computer and microelectronics industry.

His current research focus is on the Hybridisation of GNSS and wireless technologies for LBS and Security and on Security and localisation techniques for Wireless Mesh Networks connectivity and communication integrity. Ihsan is also establishing a research team in Cloud Computing.


The location will be signposted and there is ample free parking on the University of Buckingham’s Campus in the vicinity of the Chandos Road Building. See University of Buckingham sitemap.

6.00pm Registration, refreshments and networking

6.30pm |Introduction
Cooperative indoors localisation between Smartphones based on on-board GNSS receivers, wireless communication transvers and inertial sensors 7.20pm |Opportunity to question the speaker 7.45pm |Thanks
Opportunity to network and talk to the speaker


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