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WHERE2 – Wireless Hybrid Enhanced Mobile Radio Estimators - Phase 2

The WHERE2 project is a successor of the WHERE project and addresses the combination of positioning and communications in order to exploit synergies and to enhance the efficiency of future wireless communications systems. The key objective of WHERE2 is to assess the fundamental synergies between the two worlds of heterogeneous cooperative positioning and communications in the real world under realistic constraints. The estimation of the position of mobile terminals (MTs) is the main goal in WHERE2. The positioning algorithms combine measurements from heterogeneous infrastructure and complement them by cooperative measurements between MTs, additional information from inertial sensors, and context information. Based on the performance of the geo-aided positioning strategies (in the sense of accuracy, complexity, overhead of signalling, reliability of the provided information, etc.) the impact on coordinated, cooperative, and cognitive networks is assessed. This is done under realistic scenarios and system parameters following on-going standardization processes. A joint and integrated demonstration using multiple hardware platforms provides a verification of the performance of dedicated cooperative algorithms.

WHERE2 is an international project co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme. The project team comprises the following organizations:
German Aerospace Center (DLR) - lead, Aalborg University, ACORDE, Commissariat à L’Énergie Atomique - LETI, Institut Eurécom, Siradel, Université de Rennes 1, Instituto Telecomunicações, Mitsubishi Electric ITE, Sigint Solutions Ltd., University of Surrey, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Alberta, City University of Hong Kong, Telefónica I+D, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE S.A.), University of Athens.

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