Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Applicant / Contact person Valkama, Mikko
Organisation Tampere University
Project title Ubiquitous Localization, communication, and sensing infrastrucTuRe for Autonomous systems (ULTRA)
Decision No. 328214
Decision date 04.09.2019
Funding period 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
Funding 167 767
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Project description
The use of autonomous robots in various industries, such as autonomous driving and automated factories, is increasing at a steady pace. In order to reach ultra-reliable and low-latency wireless communications without a significant increase in the complexity, these autonomous systems need enhanced solutions for autonomous localization and sensing, for example by re-using already available radio signals. Our project aims at creating novel signal processing methods and concepts that allow the use of future 5G system jointly for localization, communication, and radar purposes. New methods for smart environmental sensing and situational awareness are developed, targeting at a wide area of applications involving moving vehicles and robots. Our solutions will have multiple benefits for autonomous systems, such as smaller latency than achieved with existing solutions, increased availability and accuracy of positioning, increased robustness to interferences, and improved situational awareness.