Congratulations to Stephen Dumas who successfully passed his PhD proposal examination on Monday, 27 August 2018. Stephen is pursuing a PhD in satellite-to-satellite localization in space, which has numerous applications in space debris tracking, jammer identification, and general satellite monitoring. Well done, Stephen!
Yang Qian, David A. Taylor, Gregory D. Durgin
IEEE International Conference on RFID 2018, Orlando, FL, April 2018
A portion of Yang Qian’s PhD research is now available on IEEExplore. Her original conference paper from IEEE RFID 2018 explores using various Kalman filters as part of the GTPG’s Hybrid Inertial Microwave Reflectometry (HIMR) positioning scheme. This technique uses RFID-like tags to localize nodes within a few mm of their actual position.
Qian Yang presented her paper, entitled “Kalman Filter Based Localization and Tracking Estimation for Fine-Scale RFID Systems”, at the IEEE RFID 2018 conference in Orlando, FL. Download her presentation slides to review the results.
J. Zhu, G.D. Durgin. PG-TR-050215-JZ, 15 Feb 2005, 97 pages
This was a historic measurement campaign that Jet Zhu and a number of assisting students performed in Greenville, SC to test the effectiveness of E911 position location in an urban area using just received signal strength. Sponsored by Polaris Wireless, the results and algorithms have served as a template for numerous signal strength localization techniques.