Indoor positioning

USB flash drives for precise positioning and navigation inside buildings

Research News / August 01, 2018

We rely on GPS signals to guide us to our destination as fast as possible while we are driving, sightseeing or hiking. It is hard to imagine everyday life without satellite-based positioning. However, alternative solutions are necessary for places that lack a direct line of sight to GPS satellites. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system for navigating in buildings that can be put into operation in a matter of minutes. Their technology will demonstrate how GPS works as part of the special exhibition “Time” at the phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany.