Radio-Frequency Simultaneous Localization and Mapping using Transformer-based Deep Learning
- Master Thesis
- Announcement date
- 22 Mar 2022
- Research Areas
Precise indoor localization using radio signals exchanged between base stations (BSs) and mobile “agents” (radio devices such as mobile phones) remains a challenging problem for several essential applications such as search-and-rescue and autonomous navigation. Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) generates a feature map of the environment and localize the agents within that map in such situations. One promising solution is radio frequency (RF)-SLAM where specular reflections of radio signals off flat surfaces are used to estimate the locations of both an mobile agent and the features representing reflecting surfaces. Model-based state-of-the-art (SOTA) techniques for RF-SLAM formulate and solve a high-dimensional sequential Bayesian estimation problem using factor graphs [1, 2]. All these methods have in common that their robustness and accuracy depends strongly on chosen feature models and how well these features represent the geometry of the environment. If a significant model-mismatch oocurs and the feature cannot be well extracted from the data, these algorithms have the dendency to fail in reconstructing good feature map. To overcome these issues, we propose a deep learning approach in line with  to overcome these issues.
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- Design and implement a deep learning algorithm based on Transformer architectures for RF-SLAM in line with the Transformer-based multi-object tracking architecture in .
- Evaluate the performance of the developed method and compare the performance against existing model-based SOTA algorithms [1, 2].
What we expect from you:
- You are master student in information and computer engineering, electrical engineering, audio engineering or similar studies.
- Basic knowledge in statistical signal processing, graphical models, and Bayesian modelling are beneficial.
- Programming knowledge in Matlab and Python
If you are interested and want to know more about it, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.