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Funding Agency: European Commission – 7th Framework programme IST domain
Principle Investigator: Dr. Martin Klepal
Postgraduate Students: Widyawan, Warsun Najib

Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen Germany
52m BVBA Belgium
Symeo GmbH Germany
BIJO-DATA Informationssysteme GmbH Germany
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France
University College of Antwerp Belgium

Project Synopsis

The project aims a seamless connectivity and inter-working of embedded localisation and communication systems through a new platform – the LocON Platform. To maintain large infrastructures like airports more efficient, flexible, secure and easier is the main impact – thus LocON is targeting the following objectives:

  • to integrate a hardware/software platform including the middleware for heterogeneous short range embedded localisation and communication technologies focusing on seamless connectivity, scalability, coexistence and inter-working
  • to implement the satellite based localisation and wireless communication based on Sensor Networks and on standards like WLAN, WIMAX, GSM, UMTS, TETRA.
  • to implement a control system with new engineering approaches that ensure efficient, robust, predictable, safe and secure behaviour for the large scale infrastructure airport (e.g.: Controlling the luggage in an airport, controlling the staff, control of heating and ventilation depending on sensor data and amount (energy saving!))
  • to increase the predictable connectivity and QoS awareness of position information for the end user
  • to demonstrate the results and benefits in the large scale infrastructure of an airport with strong security requirements, but also to exploit the results into other application domains like private/home/building, nomadic and manufacturing with the goal of a more efficient, flexible, secure, easier to maintain and more productive large infrastructures
  • and finally to bring together all the main key players in the European short range localisation market and to begin a standardisation on European level.

The main objective of LocON is to create and to develop a platform as well as the middleware for short range embedded localisation technologies enabling a broader access to the market, from the European point of view. LocON is a completely new approach and new system design.

Further information can be obtained from the project’s website at