Whether at work or at leisure, people are more mobile today than ever before. At the same time, production and processes in the industrial environment are increasingly digitized and mobile in the course of industry 4.0. This means that real-time position information for location-based services (LBS) is gaining in importance. However, common localization technologies, such as GPS systems, are reaching their limits, especially in buildings or industrial sites, as the satellite signal is easily shielded. To ensure that localization does not end at the building door, an Indoor Positioning System (IPS) must resort to other localization methods.
awiloc - autarke Indoor Positioning
Fraunhofer IIS offers with awiloc® a positioning software solution specially developed for indoor localization. awiloc® does not require its own signal network because it uses the characteristic field strength distribution of existing radio networks (e.g. WLAN or BLE). Based on field strength measurements (fingerprinting), the Fraunhofer IIS solution enables mobile devices to determine their position independently. Seamless localization achieves an accuracy of a few meters and is thus a perfect complement to the established satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS).