Improving road safety by high-frequency 5G localization and sensing
Localization and tracking of vehicles and vulnerable road users is an important component in ensuring safety in current and future transportation systems. Mobile radio signals (4G) can provide some level of position information (on the order of 1-10 meters). To be of use in traffic safety, this performance should be improved to around 20 cm. Such accuracy will allow fine-grained situational awareness and the localization of people, needed to prevent accidents. As most road users will have 5G devices, all traffic participants can be tracked and localized using 5G signals. At Chalmers, we have unique expertise and equipment to investigate 5G and Beyond 5G technologies for this purpose. Our research is based on a world-leading distributed MIMO testbed at Chalmers, which we plan to transition from the current setup at 2.3 GHz with 80 MHz bandwidth to a 5G-compliant millimeter-wave frequency of 28 GHz with 200-400 MHz bandwidth. With this, we aim to harness the increases in angle and delay resolution to demonstrate high-accuracy localization of vehicles and road users.
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Professor, Communication Systems,
Department of Electrical Engineering
Henk Wymeersch is Professor with the Communication Systems Group. He leads the area of Cooperative Systems and is affiliated with the FORCE research center on optical communication. Henk is the...
Professor and Head of Laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Microwave Electronics Laboratory
Christian Fager received his Ph.D. degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2003. He has continued his career at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory at Chalmers where is a Full...
Associate Professor at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Microwave Electronics Laboratory
millimeter wave IC design, packaging, mixed-signal processing for high data rate communication systems and high accuracy sensing and localization systems. Course responsible for MCC150 and EME110
Research group leader, Mechatronics, Electrical engineering
Jonas Sjöberg is Professor of Mechatronics and Head of the Mechatronic research group. Dr. Sjöberg’s research involves mechatronics, and mechatronic related fields, such as signal processing and...
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