Program of WPNC'09

Morning Sessions
Poster Session
Afternoon Sessions



Morning Sessions


Registration (coffee & light breakfast)


Room A

Welcome Speech
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kaiser

Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany


Room A

Keynote Address

In case you are interested in the slides of the keynote speech,
please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Eissfeller directly by e-Mail:
Bernd Eissfeller

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Eissfeller

University FAF Munich, Germany




Room A

Invited Session
Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Schön

Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Room B

Ultra Wideband
Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Kraemer

Innovations for High Performance microelectronics (IHP), Germany

Room C

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Zetik

TU Ilmenau, Germany

Room D

Chair: Prof. Ph.D. Giuseppe Abreu

University of Oulu, Finland


Indoor Navigation with Low-Cost Inertial Navigation Systems

Harald Sternberg, Matthias Fessele
HafenCity University, Germany

A Comparison of Channel Access Concepts for High-Precision Local Positioning

Ralf Mosshammer, Benjamin Waldmann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Ralf Eickhoff, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
Robert Weigel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Mario Huemer, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria

New Communications Service for Aiding Deep Indoor Localization

Andreas Schmid
Infineon Technologies AG, Germany

UWB in Heterogeneous Access Networks: EUWB Proposal for Application Scenarios

Ana Sierra, Telefónica I+D, Spain
Juan Choliz, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Bruno Selva, Thales Group, France
Jaime Campos, HI-Iberia, Spain
Ángela Hernández-Solana, University of Zaragoza, Spain


First Results from Supporting Long Coherent CDMA Correlations by a MEMS INS and a Pedestrian Navigation System for HS-GNSS Applications

Herbert Niedermeier, Gerald Ameres, Thomas Pany, Bernd Eissfeller
University FAF Munich, Germany

Overview of MAC Layer Enhancements for IEEE 802.15.4a

Johannes Hund, Siemens AG, Germany
Rolf Kraemer, IHP-Microelectronics, Germany
Christian Schwingenschlögl, Andreas Heinrich, Siemens AG, Germany

A Geolocation Method Using TOA and FOA Measurements

Ulrich Engel
FGAN e.V., Germany

Evaluation of Architectures and Strategies for Tracking Mobile Devices in UWB Networks

Juan Choliz, Ángela Hernández-Solana, Antonio Valdovinos
University of Zaragoza, Spain


Coffee Break


Ray Tracing Supported Precision Evaluation for GPS Indoor Positioning

Martin Jacob, TU Braunschweig
Steffen Schön, Ulrich Weinbach, Leibniz University of Hannover
Thomas Kürner, TU Braunschweig

Hybrid Data Fusion Techniques for Localization in UWB Networks

Mohamed Laaraiedh, Stephane Avrillon, Bernard Uguen
University of Rennes 1, France

A New Localization and Accuracy Analyzer for Wireless Sensor Networks using Defective Observations

Alexander Born, Frank Niemeyer
University of Rostock, Germany

Analysis of Hopping Strategies in Multi-hop Wireless Networks

Pedro Henrique Juliano Nardelli, Giuseppe Abreu
University of Oulu, Finland


GNSS-based Trajectories for Demanding Applications

Petra Hafner, Manfred Wieser, Norbert Kühtreiber, Bernadette Wiesenhofer, Christoph Abart, Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
Graz University of Technology, Austria

NLOS Channel Identification and Mitigation in Ultra Wideband ToA-based Wireless Sensor Networks

Nayef Alsindi, Mathworks Inc., USA
Chunjie Duan, Jinyun Zhang, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA
Tsutomo Tsuboi, Renesas Technology Corp., USA

A Ranging Scheme for Asynchronous Location Positioning Systems

Hakyong Kim
Samsung Networks Inc., South Korea

Aggregate Information Efficiency in IR-UWB Ad-Hoc Single-Hop WSNs

Golaleh Rahmatollahi, María Dolores Pérez Guirao, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Pedro Henrique Juliano Nardelli, Giuseppe Abreu, University of Oulu, Finland


The Challenges of Indoor Environments and Specification on Some Alternative Positioning Systems

Rainer Mautz
ETH Zürich, Switzerland


A 2-Dimensional Filter for UWB-Localization in NLoS Scenarios Using BeamLoc

Sebastian Sczyslo, Christiane Senger, Thomas Kaiser
Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Strategies to Overcome Border Area Effects of Coarse Grained Localization

Ralf Behnke, Jakob Salzmann, Ralf Großmann, Dominik Lieckfeldt, Dirk Timmermann, University of Rostock, Germany
Kerstin Thurow, Center for Life Science Automation, Germany



Light Lunch


Poster Session


Room E

Demo and Poster Teaser
Chair: Alexander Vießmann

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Room E

Demo and Poster Session
Moderation: Alexander Vießmann

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Beyond Position - Spatial Context for Mobile Retrieval Systems

Dirk Ahlers, OFFIS Oldenburg, Germany
Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany

MobIS: A Pragmatic Framework for Location Based Services

Klaus Rechert
University of Freiburg, Germany

Scalability Analysis and Simulation of the WiMedia Beaconing Algorithm

Frank Leipold, Sergio Bovelli
EADS Innovation Works, Germany

Pedestrian Navigation by Means of an Assistance Network

Andreas Schmid
Infineon Technologies AG, Germany

Semi-autonomous Indoor Positioning Using MEMS-based Inertial Measurement Units and Building Information

Gerald Glanzer, Thomas Bernoulli, Thomas Wießflecker, Ulrich Walder
Graz University of Technology, Austria

A Novel Positioning Technique for 2.4GHz ISM Band

Huub Tubbax, Johan Wouters, Jan Olbrechts, Peter Debacker, Peter Spiessens, Frederic Stubbe, Johan Danneels
Essensium, Belgium

RSSI-based Indoor Localization Using Antenna Diversity and Plausibility Filter

Andreas Fink, Helmut Beikirch
University of Rostock, Germany

Indoor Location Tracking Using AGPS and Kalman Filter

Al-Kateeb Anwar, Al_Nahrain University, Iraq
Ioannis Gragopoulos, ITI/CERTH, Greece
Niovi Pavlidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Modelling of Free-Running Clocks for a Virtually Synchronized Microwave Locating System

Lucila Patino-Studencka, Andreas Eidloth, Fraunhofer Institut IIS, Germany
Jörn Thielecke, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Directional UWB Channel Simulator

Ali Muqaibel, Umar Johar
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia



Afternoon Sessions


Room A

Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kyandoghere Kyamakya

Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria

Room B

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Mohamed Khalaf-Allah

TU Braunschweig, Germany

Room C

Received Signal Strength Based Systems
Chair: Prof. Robert Piché

Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Room D

Chair: Prof. Ph.D. Giuseppe Abreu

University of Oulu, Finland


GPS/INS Integration for GF-IMU of Twelve Mono-axial Accelerometers Configurations

Ezzaldeen Edwan, Stefan Knedlik, Junchuan Zhou, Otmar Loffeld
University of Siegen, Germany

Practical Indoor Tracking Using Wireless Sensor Networks

Hongli Xu, Liusheng Huang, Tao Xu, Yongkai Huo, Yang Wang
University of Science and Technology of China

A Comparative Survey of WLAN Location Fingerprinting Methods

Ville Honkavirta, Tommi Perälä, Simo Ali-Löytty, Robert Piché
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Applications of High and Low Data Rate UWB Technology in Public Transportation

Sergio Bovelli, Frank Leipold, EADS Innovation Works, Germany
Wolfgang Fischer, Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Germany


Hybrid GPS/GSM Localization of Mobile Terminals Using the Extended Kalman Filter

Carsten Fritsche, Anja Klein, Dominique Würtz
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Reducing the Complexity Order of Position Estimators with Combined Radiolocation Measurements

Joe Youssef, Benoît Denis, Christelle Godin, CEA-Leti Minatec, France
Suzanne Lesecq, Gipsa Lab, CNRS-INPG-UJF UMR 5216, France

Wireless Node Localization based on RSSI using a Rotating Antenna on a Mobile Robot

Juergen Graefenstein, University of Tübingen, Germany
Amos Albert, Peter Biber, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Andreas Schilling, University of Tübingen, Germany

An Open IR-UWB Platform for LDR-LT Applications Prototyping

Manuel Pezzin, CEA-Leti Minatec, France
Isabelle Bucaille, Thales Communications, France
Thomas Schulze, GWT-TUD, Germany
Ana Villanúa, Telefónica I+D, Spain
Lorena De Celis, ACORDE, Spain


A GPS Positioning Approach Exploiting GSM Velocity Estimates

Sven Peschke, Maik Bevermeier, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach
University of Paderborn, Germany

State Dependent Measurement Equations in Local Positioning

Klaus Pourvoyeur, Philipp Scherz, Andreas Stelzer, University of Linz, Austria
Günter Stelzhammer, Abatec Electronic AG, Austria

Angle-based Indoor Positioning System for Open Indoor Environments

Fabio Belloni, Ville Ranki, Antti Kainulainen, Andreas Richter
Nokia Research Center, Finland

Contention-based Geographic Forwarding Strategies for Position-centric Routing

Carlos de Lima, Giuseppe Abreu
University of Oulu, Finland


Coffee Break & Snacks


Multipath Estimation of GPS Signals and a C-A Code Conversion Technique for Efficient Computation

Takafumi Nagano, Takashi Iwamoto
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

Tracking in WiMAX Networks Depending on SCORE Measurements

Mussa Bshara, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Umut Orguner, Fredrik Gustafsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Leo Van Biesen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Application of Indoor Navigation Technologies Under Practical Conditions

Björn Jensen, Ralf Kruse, Birgit Wendholt
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

A Wavelet Pre-Filter Scheme for MDS Tracking

Davide Macagnano, Giuseppe Abreu
University of Oulu, Finland



Robust Vehicle Localization Based on Multi-Level Sensor Fusion and Online Parameter Estimation

Maik Bevermeier, Sven Peschke, Reinhold Haeb-Umbach
University of Paderborn, Germany

Free-space Laser Ranging and Data Communication

Juan José Esteban Delgado, Antonio García, Iouri Bykov, Gerhard Heinzel, Karsten Danzmann
Institute for Gravitational Physics of the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
and Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Germany



Room A



Cold Beer Session