Location awareness is a fundamental requirement for audio and video systems on board rolling stock (train, tram, metro). This location awareness is used for example to determine from which device (f.e. car 1, zone A) a passenger alarm was triggered or to display different information in first class or second class or to indicate the exit door (left or right) with respect to the orientation of the display.
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate different implementation methods for the tagging taking into account:
time to tag a device : installation time needs to be restricted to the minimum.
ease-of-use : needs to be very straightforward and error-prone as the correct functioning of the system depends on it
reliability and security : reliability is key, train systems have high reliability and security requirements
and avoiding manual off-line setup/configuration of the devices (RFID tag, dongle, ...)
Based on the tags and the and the device's IP address an installation map will be generated and compared with a predefined blueprint to check the installation status.
Once a preferred method is chosen, a Proof of Concept will be made to demonstrate the end-to-end functionality.
Nature of work
Specialty: (Embedded) Software
Type of work: Research: 30%, Implem.: 40%, Experim.: 30%
Type: Measurements, Implementation, Literature Study, design