PhD Student

Last application date
Apr 30, 2022 00:00
Department
TW05 - Department of Information Technology
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
Master degree in Electrical engineering, Computer engineering, and Physics engineering
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

Researcher for indoor location tracking

Indoor positioning and tracking systems have gained huge interest because of the many context-aware applications that have emerged lately. These applications are situated in domains such as healthcare, industry & warehousing, agriculture,… The innovations taking place in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) enable us with new opportunities for indoor positioning. Promising wireless positioning technologies such as Ultra-Wideband (UWB), (unmodulated) Visible Light Positioning ((u)VLP), and Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) each have their advantages and drawbacks, with their applicability depending on the intended use case.

Important research domains in the context of indoor location tracking are:

  • Investigation and mitigation of the impact of non-idealities and harsh conditions (multipath, receiver orientation,..) on the performance of various indoor location tracking technologies and algorithms
  • Design of (u)VLP algorithms, whereby LED light signals are being demultiplexed at the receiver, with the recorded light intensities being further processed to deliver an accurate cm-level location estimate.
  • Signal fusion of UWB, (u)VLP, and/or WiFi/Bluetooth signals with Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data
  • Design and application of post processing filters (e.g, particle filtering) for improving raw location data

Job profile

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates to perform research in the domains above in both national and international European projects. Candidates with a Master degree in Electrical engineering, Computer engineering, and Physics engineering qualify for this research job. Experience in wireless positioning (software and/or hardware) or wireless communications is a strong plus.

We offer a pleasant work climate within a young dynamic team and the possibility of obtaining a PhD.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your application letter and cv to:
Isabelle Van der Elstraeten
Ghent University
INTEC - WAVES
iGent, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126
9052 Gent, BELGIUM - Tel.: +32-9-2643321
e-mail: isabelle.vanderelstraeten@ugent.be