EVARILOS will analyze through experimental validation existing state-of-the-art ranging techniques and location estimation solutions in terms of multiple performance criteria (accuracy, robustness, energy efficiency, cost, simplicity, response time). To this end a benchmarking methodology and software suite will be developed that includes various application scenarios (office, health-care, industrial), corresponding configuration parameters of experiments (net-work parameters, application traffic parameters and parameters of interference sources), and the performance measurements & analysis. Experiments in different physical wireless envi-ronments and under different interference conditions will be conducted in order to make a fair comparison of the performance of existing localization solutions.
EVARILOS will devise methods for localization that are robust and accurate even under ex-ternal RF interference. It will develop and benchmark solutions by adding interference-robustness to the localization approaches investigated before. At first EVARILOS will concentrate on the evaluation of the comparative benefits of different multi-modal localization approaches as means for reducing the interference sensitivity. One examples of such approach is to combine RSSI information from multiple wireless interfaces like WiFi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, etc. Another example is to combine different ranging technologies, e.g., proximity and RSSI, or RSSI and angle-of-arrival. The second part will investigate how environmental information can be leveraged to improve localization accuracy and the possibility to exploit interference to improve localization accuracy. This includes investigating the benefits of both adjusting to the environment by e.g. selecting the best frequency for ranging measurements, and leveraging the implicit proximity information given by e.g. RSSI values of interfering WiFi signals.
Evarilos Testbeds - What is to be tested?
The tests will validate the new robust localization solutions, developed during the investigations on Interference-robust localization, in real life environments, and check if the benchmarks in lab conditions (The TUB/TKN Testbed Infrastructure and the iMinds Testbed Infrastructure) lead to similar conclusions in the field. The setups will be validated in two cases: healthcare & mining environment. Additionally, an Open Challenge has been announced calling for localization solutions to be evaluated using the EVARILOS benchmarking methodology.
Report on the results of the real-life experiments in the validation scenarios is available
Report on final results of interference robust localization is available
Final Version of the EVARILOS Benchmarking Handbook is available
Evaluation Opportunities ‐ Technical Annex Track 1
Open Challenge ‐ Announcement of Winners
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FIRE - Brochure (2015)
11‐14 April, 2016, Vienna
Net Futures 2015
20‐21 April, 2016, Brussels
23‐27 May, 2016, Kuala Lumpur
IoT Week 2016
31 May‐2 June, 2016, Belgrade
27‐30 June, 2016, Athens
4‐7 October, 2016, Madrid
EVARILOS Start: 1.11.2012
Project duration: 30 month
Contract Nr: 317989
EC Contribution: 1.379.944€
Participants: TUB, ADV, iMinds, SICS, THC