ICT at Mobile World Congress 2014
The MWC is the largest exhibition on mobile communication and mobile internet technology in the world. From the 24th to the 27th of February, the profile Area ICT and the UMIC research centre of RWTH University presented at the official stand of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia an overview and highlights of recent research projects.ICT and and UMIC showcased following examples of its research output:
ICT and UMIC showcased following examples of its research output:
- Visual Computing
The purpose of Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) is to enhance the real environment by virtual objects via mobile devices. In this domain our research focusses on city virtualization, real-time tracking, and AR interface design. “City Reconstructions” presents a mobile app for imagebased city reconstruction by crowdsourcing. Image-based Localization demos a robust large-scale pose tracking framework suitable for smartphones. Dynamic Tiling Display shows a novel interaction surface built from multiple mobile devices.
- Smart Systems
The ICE Gateway is a standardized platform enabling intelligent lighting and sensor solutions for smart city concepts. Our LED-based lighting systems allow complete remote control and maintenance while ensuring maximum energy efficiency. Further, the flexible signal processing capabilities of each gateway empower Machine-to-Machine communication (M2M) and Cyber Physical System (CPS) solutions. Backed by the computational power of ICE Gateway’s cloud system, it offers solutions for modern urban challenges in traffic safety, parking guidance, and logistics. New commercial prospects arise with the provision of location-aware media content and tourist information. Combining all aspects, ICE Gateway improves daily life everywhere in the city.
- Wireless Communication
The Chair of High Frequency Electronics demonstrates a novel 3G/4G-compliant CMOS power amplifier core for mobile user equipments. The 130 nm CMOS power amplifier provides exceptional linearity and GaAs-like efficiency performance. HiLET is a highly efficient and linear transmitter frontend technology suitable for both wireless infrastructure and mobile device applications. The base station demonstrator does not require digital predistortion to meet the LTE downlink linearity requirements with substantial margin.
- Autonomous Systems
The „intelligent car“ is one of the major research topics of our time. Already today, we are supported by technical systems like ABS, ESP, etc. Participants of our Driving Simulator can learn how autonomous vehicles perceive their highly dynamic environment and about the potential of the driver assistance systems to increase traffic safety. The robot-exhibit is used to demonstrate and study human-robot interaction. The robot interacts with the help of its loudspeakers, microphones, cameras, tactile sensors, multiple LED lights, prehensile hands and whole-body motion.
News: "NRW-Gemeinschaftsstand auf dem Mobile World Congress 2014" (in German)