SP Mini symposium

Where am I? An experiment in Indoor Localization

Prof. K.V.S. Hari
Department of ECE, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Abstract: Indoor Localization of people (or objects), where GPS is not available, is an interesting problem with several applications. Several solutions exist, of which, positioning based on WiFi, Video-Tag identification, Ultra Wideband signals and Inertial sensors, are a few examples. In this talk, we consider a scenario where a First-Responder team enters a building after a disaster and the position of each member of the team needs to be known to the control center outside the disaster-affected building. Specifically, we will discuss how an Inertial Navigation System (INS) embedded in a shoe can be designed, to address this problem.

Brief Bio: K.V.S. Hari received the B.E., M.Tech and PhD(1990) degrees from Osmania University, IIT Delhi, University of California at San Diego, respectively. Since 1992, he has been a Faculty Member at the Department of ECE, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, where he is currently a Professor and coordinates the activities of the Statistical Signal Processing Lab in the department. Currently, he is also an Affiliated Professor in the Department of Signal Processing, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. His current research and development interests include MIMO Wireless Communication, Sparse signal Processing, Indoor Localization and Assistive technologies for the Elderly.

Overview of Signal Processing Seminar