Bruno Silva, Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa

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"Wireless Localization in Harsh Industrial Environments"

Bruno Silva, Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa

Title: Wireless Localization in Harsh Industrial Environments
Date: May 20th 2015
Time: 13:15
Place: L408, Campus Sundsvall

Abstract:  Wireless localization has recently received significant attention for a wide range of applications. For industrial applications specifically, localization can be beneficial in many scenarios, such as locating personnel during emergencies, or tracking goods in warehouses.  Due to the impact of harsh industrial environments on wireless communication, accurate ranging and localization is very challenging, especially in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios. This presentation will give an overview of the state-of-the art of wireless localization in industrial environments, with focus on the unique challenges these environments pose.

Speaker’s Bio: Bruno Silva received the B.Eng, B.Eng(Hons) and M.Eng degrees at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2012, 2013 and 2015, respectively. He has been a member of the Advanced Sensor Networks (ASN) Group since 2012, where he's mainly involved in research on wireless underground sensor networks and ultra wideband based localization. His research interests include wireless sensor networks and mobile computing.

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