MS Thesis Presentation: “Cooperative Visible Light Positioning Systems,” Osman Erdem (EE), EE-314, 11AM December 26 (EN)

Osman Erdem
M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Prof. Dr. Sinan Gezici

The seminar will be on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 11:00 @ EE314

Light emitting diode (LED) based visible light positioning (VLP) systems offer an alternative approach to commonly used radio frequency (RF) based positioning systems. In the literature, VLP studies are performed only for noncooperative systems. In this thesis, received signal strength (RSS) based cooperative localization is proposed for visible light systems. The effects of cooperation on the localization accuracy of visible light positioning systems are illustrated based on a Cramér-Rao lower bound expression. The obtained expression is generic for any three-dimensional configuration and covers all possible cooperation scenarios via definitions of connectivity sets. In addition, a low-complexity positioning algorithm is proposed for cooperative location estimation. Numerical results are presented to investigate the significance of cooperation and to evaluate performance of the proposed algorithm in various scenarios.

Keywords: Positioning, Visible Light, Cooperative Localization, Estimation, Received Signal Strength