IPIN Conference and Competition: Indoor Localization Team Celebrates Major Success

Thu, 5 Oct 2023 | CAIRO

We are very happy and proud to announce that our Indoor Localization team* won both Track 1 and Track 3 of the competition at the International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Navigation (IPIN).

*The Indoor Localization team consists of: Steffen Kastner, Markus Ebner, Markus Bullmann, Toni Fetzer, Prof. Dr. Frank Deinzer.
Track 1:

The competition took place at the museum for industrial culture in Nürnberg, where participating teams were challenged to set up their indoor localization systems within a single day.
Note: the building has a total of roughly 7000 square metres and is spread over 2 floors, this made the radio situation in the building very challenging.

The following day, the systems were put to the test The result?
An outstanding 1st place out of 3 competitors, bringing a prize of 1000€. Even more impressive is the small margin of error of only 2.8 meters deviation. With this performance, they set a new record and left the next-placed team with a deviation of 6.2 meters behind.
Track 3:
In Track3, our team tackled a competition where they operated their system on recorded data provided by the organizers. Despite the challenges of this approach, they again won the 1st place (with an error rate of 5.27 meters) out of 9 competitors and a prize of 500€.
Spontaneous Showcase
Two days prior to their winners' presentation, the competition organizers reached out to the Indoor Localization team with a last-minute request to set up their system at the conference venue. The team installed their system in a couple of hours, allowing attendees to experience their technology firsthand.
We warmly congratulate the team on these great achievements!