Hi! I am a research fellow with the Wireless Communication and Positioning group at Tampere University. My main research interests are in signal processing, Bayesian inference, machine learning and statistical modeling with emphasis on localization and positioning, target tracking and sensor data fusion. Particular fields of applications are GNSS and indoor/outdoor positioning with signals of opportunity and of the coming 5G networks.
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), such as the Galileo constellation, will become the primary means of aircraft navigation in the mid and long term. However, GNSS signals are vulnerable to threats, especially to jamming and spoofing, which may cause the total loss of navigation. The project will research multiple measures that could be deployed on most aircrafts to manage these threats, either on their own or in a collaborative fashion with other aircraft.
Find more on the project web site gateman.gmv.com/.
Positioning and navigation technologies include satellite-based systems, i.e. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), as well as non-GNSS techniques for determining the position of a person or an object of interest. Such systems are increasingly being used in safety- and/or security-critical applications such as aviation, emergency services, synchronization within communication or power systems and so forth. The project aims to improve the robustness of GNSS receivers against jamming and spoofing, the user privacy and information security in non-GNSS positioning, and the legislative solutions in terms of policy and regulatory recommendations for improving the privacy of end-user data exchanged in location-based services.
Find more on the project web site insure-project.org.
The future of urban mobility will be governed by intermodal transport, tighly linked to e-mobility. The shared use of resources like electric vehicles, such as passenger cars, scooters, Pedelecs and Segways, charging infrastructures as well as data and services pose a special challenge for technical, legal and economic reasons. In the course of the project, besides the general processing groundwork and development of this new research field, initial technical solutions for these shared-use mobility resources are being developed. The consortium is focusing on investigating the energetic and IT interfaces between users, vehicles and infrastructures. Find more details on the project webpage.
Prototyping platform for seamless localization consisting of GNSS receivers, the WiFi localization system awiloc®, different types of inertial sensors and communication modules such as GSM modem and Bluetooth. The receiver platform in combination with the developed sensor data fusion algorithms ensure a high availability of accurate position estimates in the range of a few meters in rural and deep urban areas, and even indoors.
Find more in the press release at www.iis.fraunhofer.de and here on page 100.
Philipp Richter is a postdoctoral researcher with the Laboratory of Electronics and Communications Engineering of the Tampere University. He received the M.Sc. from Technical University of Darmstadt in Telecommunications in 2008 and the D. Eng. with honours from Autónomous University of Querétaro, Mexico, in 2016. He was a visiting research fellow with the Universitat Jaume I, Spain, during January–Februray 2018 and counts with industry experience from Fraunhofer IIS, Nuremberg, Germany.