Proceedings of the WPNC'07

Morning Sessions
Poster Session
Afternoon Sessions

The proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2007 are published in the IEEE Xplore database.

In addition, the workshop proceedings in book-form are published in the series "Hannoversche Beiträge zur Nachrichtentechnik" by SHAKER publishing, to order a copy please send an e-mail to

Book CD
IEEE Catalog Number 07EX1645 07EX1645C
ISBN 1-4244-0870-9 1-4244-0871-7
Library of Congress 2006939401 2006939401

TimeMorning Sessions
8:00-9:00 Registration (coffee & light breakfast)
9:00-9:05 Welcome Speech
Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Kaiser

Leibniz University of Hannover

9:05-9:35 Keynote Address
Position Localization and Imaging of Objects and Environments
Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Thomä

TU Ilmenau, Germany

9:35-9:40 Break
Joint communication and positioning I
Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Kyamakya

University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Navigation and tracking
Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Kraemer

IHP Microelectronics, Germany

Chair: Heinz Lüdiger

IMST, Germany

9:40-10:00 WLAN-Based Pedestrian Tracking Using Particle Filters and Low-Cost MEMS Sensors

Hui Wang, Henning Lenz, Siemens AG, CT IC 4; Andrei Szabo, Siemens AG; Joachim Bamberger, Siemens AG, CT IC 4; Uwe D. Hanebeck, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

Omnidirectional Pedestrian Navigation for First Responders

Stéphane Beauregard, Universität Bremen

UWB Positioning Experiment in a typical Snowy Environment

Friedman Tchoffo Talom, CEA-LETI; Benoit Denis, CEA - LETI; Julien Keignart, Daniele Norbert, Didier Bouix, CEA-LETI

10:00-10:20 A Novel Indoor Location Sensing Mechanism for IEEE 802.11 b/g WLAN

Shahid Ali, Dr Philip Nobles, Cranfield University

Indoor Navigation based on doppler measurements

Simon Schelkshorn, Jürgen Detlefsen, TU München, Lehrstuhl HFS

An Ultra-Wideband Positioning Demonstrator Using Audio Signals

Giovanni Bellusci, Junlin Yan, Gerard J. M. Janssen, Christian C. J. M. Tiberius, Delft University of Technology

10:20-10:55 Coffee Break
10:55-11:15 Cooperative Positioning with MagicMap

Stefan Brüning, Johannes Zapotoczky, Peter Ibach, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Vladimir Stantchev, Technische Universität Berlin

Pedestrian Navigation - Creating a tailored geodatabase for routing

Birgit Elias, Leibniz University of Hannover

A Flexible Distributed Maximum Log-Likelihood Scheme for UWB Indoor Positioning


11:15-11:35 WLAN indoor positioning based on TOA with two reference points

Marc Ciurana, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC); Francisco Barcelo, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya; Sebastiano Cugno, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)

A Sequential Monte Carlo Method for Target Tracking in an Asynchronous Wireless Sensor Network

Mahesh Vemula, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Joaquin Miguez, Antonio Artés-Rodríguez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Communication and TOA Estimation with Differential Impulse Radio UWB systems

Gustave Franck Tchere, ZESS, University Siegen; Pakorn Ubolkosold, Stefan Knedlik, Otmar Loffeld, University of Siegen

11:35-11:55 Time of Arrival Prediction for WLAN Systems Using Prony Algorithm

Ibraheem A. Ibraheem, Jörg Schöbel, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Robust Extended Kalman Filtering in Hybrid Positioning Applications

Tommi Perälä, Robert Piché, Tampere University of Technology

Analysis of a UWB Indoor Positioning System Based on Received Signal Strength

Thomas Gigl, Graz University of Technology; Gerard J. M. Janssen, Delft University of Technology; Vedran Dizdarevic, Graz University of Technology; Klaus Witrisal, Graz Technical University; Zoubir Irahhauten, Delft University of Technology

11:55-12:15 Poster Teaser
Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Jobmann

Leibniz University of Hannover

12:15-14:00 Light Lunch
Time Poster Session
13:00-14:00 Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Jobmann

Leibniz University of Hannover

A Particle Filtering Algorithm for Audiovisual Speaker Localisation

Christoph Voges, Patrick Bauer, Tim Fingscheidt, TU Braunschweig

Influence of Predicted and Measured Fingerprint on the Accuracy of RSSI-based Indoor Location Systems

Widyawan, Martin Klepal, Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology

A wireless architecture for telemedicine

Martin Krohn, Heiko Kopp, Djamshid Tavangarian, University of Rostock

Location Tracking of Mobile Stations in TD-SCDMA System

Hong Tang, Yongwan Park, Yeungnam University

SLL: Statistical Conditions and Algebraic Properties

Bruno Betoni Parodi, Henning Lenz, Siemens AG, CT IC 4; Andrei Szabo, Siemens AG; Joachim Bamberger, Siemens AG, CT IC 4; Joachim Horn, Helmut-Schmidt-University,University of the FederalArmedForces Hamburg

NLOS detection algorithms for Ultra-Wideband localization

Jens Schroeder, Stefan Galler, Leibniz University of Hannover; Kyandoghere Kyamakya, University of KLAGENFURT, Chair of Transportation Informatics; Klaus Jobmann, Leibniz University of Hannover

Comparison of Hough Transform and Particle Filter Methods of Emitter Geolocation using fusion of TDOA Data

Alex Mikhalev, Richard Ormondroyd, Cranfield University

Performance Improvement of Asynchronous UWB Position Location Algorithm Using Multiple Pulse Transmission

Jasurbek Khodjaev, Anvar Narzullaev, Yongwan Park, Yeungnam University

Field trial on the efficiency and user experience of GPS based state of the art navigational systems for pedestrians

Ronny Kramer, Marko Modsching, Klaus ten Hagen, Marcel Riebeck, Annegret Stark, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz

Repeater Effect Suppression Method for TDOA algorithm in CDMA system

Sunmi Kim, Heedong Choi, Yongwan Park, Yeungnam University

IMM Estimator for Maneuvering Target Tracking in GSM Networks

Miao Zhang, Stefan Knedlik, Otmar Loffeld, University of Siegen

Unscented and Extended Kalman Estimators for non Linear Indoor Tracking Using Distance Measurements

Haytham Qasem Mahamda, University of Freiburg

Indoor Navigation with Minimal Infrastructure

Roberto Bisiani, Davide Merico, University of Milano-Bicocca

UWB regulatory compliant synchronization signal for indoor broadcast

Cyril Laderriere, Pole Star and INRETS/LEOST; Marc Heddebaut, INRETS; Nicolas Rocher, Pole Star; Atika RIVENQ, University of valenciennes; Fouzia Elbahhar, INRETS-LEOST; Jean Michel Rouvaen, IEMN-DOAE

Time Afternoon Sessions
Joint communication and positioning II
Chair: Stéphane Beauregard

University of Bremen

Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Kyamakya

University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. M.-G. Di Benedetto

University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

14:00-14:20 System Considerations for a Combined UMTS/GNSS Receiver

Guenter Heinrichs, Ifen GmbH

A Framework for Visual Position Estimation for Motor Vehicles

Andrew Rae, Otman Basir, University of Waterloo

A Clusterized WLS Localization Algorithm for Large Scale WSNs

Giuseppe Destino, Davide Macagnano, Giuseppe Thadeu Freitas de Abreu, University of Oulu

Cognitive resource access scheme for IR-UWB autonomous networks

Maria D. Perez-Guirao, Leibniz University of Hannover

Performance Analysis for a Body Area Network composed of IEEE 802.15.4a devices

Daniele Domenicali, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, University of Rome La Sapienza

MAC layer design for UWB Low Data Rate systems: PULSERS proposal

Isabelle Bucaille, Arnaud Tonnerre, Thales Communications; Laurent Ouvry, CEA-LETI MINATEC; Benoit Denis, CEA - LETI; Virgilio Rodriguez, Universität Karlsruhe

14:20-14:40 Hybrid Pattern Matching/TDOA Positioning Method for CDMA Networks

Dilshod Akbarov, Heedong Choi, Yongwan Park, Yeungnam University

Challenges for GNSS-based high precision positioning some geodetic aspects

Steffen Schoen, Leibniz University of Hannover

14:40-15:00 Synchronization Algorithms for Positioning with OFDM Communications Signals

Christian Mensing, Simon Plass, Armin Dammann, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Three frequency linear combinations for Galileo

Patrick Henkel, Christoph Günther, Technische Universität München

15:00-15:40 Coffee Break & Snacks
15:40-16:00 A Novel Mobile Positioning Algorithm Based on Environment Estimation

Ozgun Bayrak, Cagri Temizyurek, Metin Barut, Vodafone IT A. S.; Onur Turkyilmaz, Gurkan Gur, Bogazici University

DLS: A Resource-Aware Localization Algorithm with High Precision in Large Wireless Sensor Networks

Frank Reichenbach, Alexander Born, Jakob Salzmann, Dirk Timmermann, Ralf Bill, University of Rostock

Overview of the IEEE 802.15.4/4a standards for low data rate Wireless Personal Data Networks

Luca De Nardis, M.-G. Di Benedetto, University of Rome La Sapienza

An ultra-wideband approach towards autonomous radio control and positioning systems in manufacturing & logistics processes

Heinz Lüdiger, IMST

MAC Performances for Localization and Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks

Davide Macagnano, Giuseppe Destino, Flavio Esposito, Giuseppe Thadeu Freitas de Abreu, University of Oulu

16:00-16:20 Velocity Estimation of Mobile Terminals by Exploiting GSM Downlink Signalling

Sven Peschke, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach, University of Paderborn

Estimation of 2-D Direction of Arrival with an Extended Correlation Matrix

Ferid Harabi, Hatem Changuel, Ali Gharsallah, Faculty of Sciences

16:20-16:30 Closing
16:30- Cold Beer Session