OpenInLocation (an open lab for research on indoor location): The main objectives of this lab is to drive R&D and innovation in indoor location by evaluating state-of-the-art and commercial technologies in challenging environments, improving them in terms of enabling High-Definition Situation-Aware (HDSA) applications and services, and, finally, fostering collaboration to contribute with new ideas for indoor positioning, to disseminate results and outreach to new audiences beyond Newcom#. Using Raspberry Pi, Arduino or similar platforms, this laboratory allows the implementation, experimental validation and/or performance assessment of sensors and radio interfaces in both controlled and real-world environments, providing the user with practical, easy-to-reproduce-at-home hardware setups and software tools that allow focusing in location-related issues instead of spending time and money in building and programming a dedicated platform. This lab is composed of a set of low-cost, programmable nodes that can act either as anchor node or as a mobile node, the wireless interfaces for such nodes (WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.), and facilities with adequate electronic measurement devices.


This laboratory is supported by the European Commission in the framework of the FP7 Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications NEWCOM# (Grant agreement no. 318306).

7 Framework Programme

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