ROADART :: Novelty
The novelties incorporated in the ROADART platform cover many areas. First of all is the pattern diversity concept, which was made feasible by implementing special reconfigurable antennas, the so called electronically switched parasitic radiator (ESPAR) antennas. Thus the system is adapted dynamically to its environment. The smart RF section cooperates with smart digital algorithms that run on software defined radios to select the best pattern combination and provide an efficient and reliable solution. Finally a novel localization algorithm that is based on the input from the truck sensors offers high localization accuracy in environments where there is no navigation system available.
Dr.-Ing. Christos Oikonomopoulos-Zachos [ oikonomopoulos(-at-)imst(-dot-)de ]
Patrick Ernst [ patrick.ernst.a(-at-)man(-dot-)eu ]
Johan van der Kamp [ johan.vanderkamp(-at-)tno(-dot-)nl ]
Prof. Athanasios G. Kanatas [ kanatas(-at-)unipi(-dot-)gr ]