IoT of Drones: GPS-Less Navigation

IoT of Drones: GPS-Less Navigation

Introduction to the Summer School

We are living in a unique era where we can experience the rapid and unprecedented development of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) technology. Of course, we have to admit that the concept of drones is by no means an invention of this century, as the idea of reducing human involvement in performing various dangerous and complex tasks was already observed in the mid-nineteenth century.

If at first scientists could only rely on helium balloons, wind direction and luck, then with the development of signal transmission technologies, each new year brought new achievements in the respective industry.

Drones are both a toy and an assistant in photography and monitoring, support in topography surveying, as well as a delivery tool. Just as drones differ in the specifics of their application, they also tend to vary in their design and capabilities: large and small, quiet and not so discreet, fast and slow, low-flying and cloud-skimming.

After all, whatever the parameters and tasks of the drone, it is controlled by a person by using Radio Frequency spectrum such as 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands, and a GPS receiver is required for successful interaction.

The summer school “IoT of Drones: GPS-Less Navigation” seeks to find out whether drones would be able to perform assigned tasks autonomously and without the use of GPS. Along with the matters of navigation, the summer school will focus on issues related to computer vision, the symbiosis of artificial intelligence, and new-generation transmission systems aimed at improving the level of autonomy of drones.

Availability 26 June–7 July 2023

Entry requirements Participants must be enrolled in a degree related to electronics, programming, computer science, project management, design, mechanics, etc.

Tuition Fee EUR 800

Learning Outcomes RTU certificate, 6 ECTS

Accommodation Included upon request only/shared rooms

The programme includes workshops and lectures in:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Sensor Networks;
  • Challenges and Trends for Fifth-Generation (5G) Technology Implementation;
  • High-Speed Data Telecommunication Networks;
  • Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO);
  • Physical and Environmental Exposures;
  • Alternative Device Communications.

In case any questions regarding registration and organisation issues occur, contact:

Project Coordinator
Mr Arturs Lusis
+371 67089036

Head of Unit
Ms Natalja Muracova
+371 29217056

Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit