Positioning for 5G

Positioning for 5G

With the new 5G mobile radio standard, the high requirements of applications in the areas of Industry and Logistics 4.0, Smart City, Medicine and Health and Rescue Services for wireless communication and localization solutions can be better met. To achieve this, 5G aims at latency times of a few milliseconds, data rates of up to 20 Gigabits per second, extremely high network reliability and high positioning accuracy. Because an increasing awareness of objects about their own location is an essential feature of many new business models and services, positioning is seen as an integral part of the system design of 5G mobile radio networks.

The 5G positioning architecture will integrate a large number of sensors, based on mobile signals and mobile technology (e.g. inertial sensors) to enable a hybrid positioning scheme. For localization, 5G offers the best prerequisites, as it uses a wide bandwidth for better time resolution, new frequency bands in the mm-wave range and massive MIMO for precise angle measurement. So, 5G localization contributes to the acceleration of industrial and logistical processes. By using, for example, in drones (UAV) or automated guided vehicles (AGVs), to tracking of goods and products in intralogistic processes or positioning for AR applications can be implemented. 5G can also be used to navigate emergency forces or to locate a steadily increasing number of mobile sensors (e.g. environmental sensors). In addition, autonomous driving or use in hospitals to localize medical devices or in emergency services are other areas of application for localization with 5G.

 

As part of our work on 5G, Fraunhofer IIS advises and supports system developers, network and infrastructure providers and users in implementing their own solutions for localization within 5G networks. The institute develops the necessary algorithms, researches and supports companies in the correct design of campus networks for localization and determines the specific requirements of applications for 5G. Find out more about our services at.

 

You can find out more about 5G localization applications on the following pages:

Services

 

Consulting

Fraunhofer IIS offers a wide range of advice for a tailor-made localization solution with 5G.  

 

Development

Fraunhofer IIS has been researching, developing and testing localization technologies for over 20 years.

 

Implementation

With the rollout of 5G and the allocation of private frequencies in the range between 3.7 and 3.8 GHz, the demand for localization in non-public 5G networks or campus networks is increasing.

Applications

 

Industry and Logistics 4.0

  • Monitoring and control of AGVs and UAVs
  • Digitized material flow and warehouse management
  • Intelligent tools and tool tracking
  • AR-supported assembly
  • Prevention of cargo theft
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
 

Smart City

  • Improved traffic flow
  • Autonomous driving
  • Drones for parcel logistics
  • Modern mobility concepts
  • Digital construction site
  • Mobile environmental sensors
  • Interconnected mobility
  • Automated threading of vehicles
 

Medicine and Health

  • Asset tracking of medical device
  • Interruption of infection chains
  • Patient protection
  • Monitoring in medical logistics
  • Emergency services
  • Localization of rescue workers on site

 

 

 

Rescue Services

  • Positioning of Emergency Personnel
  • Drones for the improved assessment of a situation

Technology

Planned development of 5G positioning accuracy

 

3GPP roadmap of 5G standardization

 

Augmented Reality (AR)

5G Bavaria

Testbed Industry 4.0

 

5G Bavaria

 

Test and Application Centre L.I.N.K.