5G networks will soon be amongst us, with their ability to localize us to less than 1-meter accuracy. The Channel Aware Localization for 5G Networks project by the OPERA WCG lab at the ULB got a high-five from the icity.brussels independent jury.
User localization is a key functionality for both the user and the network provider:
From the user point of view, localization makes possible the use of geo-located apps, services, messaging, and emergency calls. From the provider point of view, fine localization strengthens big data possibilities and paves the way to 5G localization-enhanced communications.
To develop a localization system that will complement the 5G functionalities by delivering localization with one-meter accuracy together with an uncertainty indicator.