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Valid for year : 2013
TNK106 Positioning Systems , 6 ECTS credits.
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For:   KTS  


Prel. scheduled hours: 42
Rec. self-study hours: 118

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Transportation Systems Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The general purpose is to give theoretical as well as practical knowledge in different positioning technologies. After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:
  • Identify the most common positioning systems and their main characteristics
  • Assess the potential of using different positioning systems for a certain application
  • Explain the implementation principles of selected positioning systems and methods
  • Given a sequence of measurements, apply different positioning methods in order to estimate the position of a target
  • Perform map matching given a road network and a sequence of position estimates
  • Estimate and assess the accuracy of a general positioning system
  • Identify and explain measurements relevant for positioning and how they are measured in different positioning systems

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Mobile Communication and Networks

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The course contains lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.

Course contents:
Positioning systems, e.g. GNSS, cellular and WLAN. Positioning methods, e.g. ToA, TDoA, AoA and pattern matching. Range and angle measurements. Accuracy metrics and estimation. Selected topics within vehicle positioning, GIS, databases, pattern recognition and tracking.

Course literature:
K├╝pper, A. (2005), Location based Services - Fundamentals and Operation, Wiley + additional material.

Laboratory work
Written assignments and group project

Course language is Swedish/English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: David Gundlegård
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Last updated: 08/26/2013