Security-Applications for Positioning Technologies


Positioning and navigation solutions for security applications

Hardware of our Front-end with Reference Antenna
© Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Heiko Wörrlein

Our flexible GNSS front-end allows satellite signals to be received and stored using up to three channels.

In the security industry, maximum reliability and resilience against disruptions is essential, which requires continually monitoring and controlling all processes. One of the keys is the ability to track the whereabouts and movements of specific objects and to know if the position data for firefighters, security personnel, vehicles and other people and objects is reliable.

Typical applications include tracking emergency services (police, firefighters) and security units, monitoring critical infrastructures, first-aid and evacuation measures during events, autonomous robots deployed for security missions, healthcare and quality of life systems, anti-counterfeiting and airport apron surveillance.


AoA – Angle of Arrival

Object and status classification

INS – Inertial Navigation System

RSSI – Received Signal Strength Indication

GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite SystemGNSS

Sensor Fusion and Cooperation

Cooperative Networks

Inductive Positioning

Model Projects

BaSE – Bavarian Security Receiver

BlackFIR® 868

BlackFIR® 2.4 Development Kit for Real-time Positioning






IMSK – Personal Safety for Major Events

LocON – Airport security Flughafensicherheit

LOKii Position Plattform

P3RS-2 – Developing pre-operational Galileo PRS Receiver

REPKA – Optimization of Mass Evacuations

SECAIR – Monitoring system for critical infrastructures

Sensprocloth – Safety of emergency responders

SENEKA – Sensor networks with mobile robots for disaster management

SiNafaR – Safe Navigation for autonomous Robotic Systems

WiSmIt – Wireless Smart Item (BlackFIR®)