UROP Project

Design Study on Underground Positioning Systems



Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP


+49 241 80-90695


Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
UROP International
Business Administration and Engineering: Resources and Materials Technology
Organisation unit:
Institute for Mineral Resources Machine Technology
Language Skills:
English and/or German
Computer Skills:
Skills in MS Office and database research software. Programming skills in Matlab can be helpful.
- Work in a comfortable and creative environment within a focused team; - Aachen is a big centre of engineering; - Aachen is located in the three country area, there is a lot explore, see, and even travel; - Students get a regional train pass to travel around; - Our Institute is located right next to the city center, everything is close by

With automation and robotics moving into underground mining, certain basic structures have to be developed and implemented. Amongst others position information need to be available. Different approaches and systems for indoor positioning system appear to be suitable candidates. However only a deeper analysis will reveal which is the best method with regard to features like e.g. precision, availability, and investment. At Institute for Mineral Resources Machine Technology we will consider the results of this analysis for setting the focus of our future research.


-Conduct literature research to elicit state of the art technologies in indoor positioning -Develop and conduct an analytic hierarchy process analysis (AHP) -Establish rankings, choices, prioritization, benchmarking, etc. for the AHP -Carry out field research


-Research oriented mindset -Strong problem solving skills -Experience in conducting decision based analyses -Outstanding interpersonal skills -Ability to analyse different perspective