Campus HagenbergInformatik, Kommunikation, Medien


Projekte sind ein essenzieller Bestandteil des Curriculums von Mobile Computing. Die Studierenden bekommen die Möglichkeit, das im Zuge ihres Studiums erworbene theoretische Wissen selbst praktisch umzusetzen. Ein sowohl für StudentInnen als auch für Lehrende immer wieder spannendes Unterrichtskonzept, in dem schon erfolgreiche Startups wie z.B. runtastic und Butleroy ihre Anfänge gefunden haben.

Relative mobile positioning without exisiting infrastructures

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
FH Studierende
Xabier Gardeazabal
FH BetreuerIn
FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Krösche

The goal of this project is to simulate a system in which one mobile device (a existing smartphone or a custom built hardware setup) can follow another one without the use of any external references or infrastructures such as GPS, WiFi fingerprinting and the like. Additionally, the system should work on the fly, meaning that there must not be the requirement of knowing the environment in which it is going to be deployed beforehand, nor can it make use of reference tags in the area. Thus, the two devices must know how to locate relatively to each other.


Positioning a mobile object relatively to another one can be easily done if there is an existing infrastructure. However, when two mobile objects are deployed in an area with no static points of reference, how can the relative position of an object towards the other one be controlled? In this project, the possible different techniques and technologies that could be applied in such a context will be evaluated and considered. Then, a working prototype will be developed to test and find the most effective technique.