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  • Indoornavigation an Flughäfen

    Indoor navigation at airports

    Navigating by GPS within a building is mostly difficult or impossible. The hardware that must be installed for WLAN positioning is very sophisticated. Navigation by QR code provides a cost-efficient approach to finding your way in a building. At the ILA, the DLR Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research demonstrates how an indoor navigation system optimised for use in large airports can work.

Navigating by GPS within a building is mostly difficult or impossible. The hardware that must be installed for WLAN positioning is very sophisticated. Navigation by QR code provides a cost-efficient approach to finding your way in a building. At the ILA, the DLR Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research demonstrates how an indoor navigation system optimised for use in large airports can work. This information tool, which is based on a smartphone app, uses strategically distributed QR codes instead of GPS signals for positioning. In addition, the app gives consideration to current information from the live passenger-simulation programme in case a path might have to be recomputed. In the future, this will reduce the danger of passengers missing their flight because of sudden gate changes or logjams at the security check. At the same time, feedback to the system operators improves planning certainty.

Last modified:
16/08/2012 16:41:47