Positioning for the cellular Internet of Things
The trend towards an omnipresent Internet of Things (IoT) enables numerous applications such as smart metering, weather monitoring, or cargo tracking. While stationary applications usually require no position information any tracking application needs knowledge about its position. In particular for cellular IoT  there are 3 options to attain position information:
- Positioning using information provided by the cell (e.g. cell ID) using a large lookup table
- Network supported positioning: Observed Time Difference of Arrival (OTDOA) such as covered in Implementation of a NB-IoT Positioning System or OTDOA Positioning for LTE Cat-M
- Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GPS
This project will focus on the first point, positioning using information provided by the cell. While there exist a few commercial providers of cell ID based positioning services the goal of this project is to enhance existing open source services such as  with missing functionality. The tasks can cover
- Positioning server software development
A pure implementation project or combined with algorithmic approaches is possible depending on the interest of the student(s).
- Looking for 1-2 Semester/Master students
- Contact: Benjamin Weber
- No specific requirements, open source enthusiast and general programming and scripting knowledge are a plus.
- 10% Theory, Algorithms and Simulation
- 70% Implementation (various programming languages)
- 20% Measurements
 3GPP. Release 13. http://www.3gpp.org/release-13, 2016.