Navigation and Positioning

dept. of navigation and positioning, group photo

The Department of Navigation and Positioning conducts innovative research to discover novel navigation and positioning solutions, such as new localization algorithms and the adaptation of new positioning sensors. The department is currently engaged in research in the areas of satellite and radio navigation, GNSS receiver design, GNSS interference mitigation, ubiquitous positioning, integration of multiple sensors for positioning in both indoor and outdoor environments, location-based service, context awareness, mobile mapping systems, and positioning in intelligent transportation systems. The department has coordinated projects funded by the EU, ESA (European Space Agency), Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), Academy of Finland, and MATINE (Scientific Advisory Board for Defence). The department hosts a monitoring station of the first European satellite navigation system EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service). The Department of Navigation and Positioning consists of three research groups: