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Localization and Tracking System Testing Consortium

We are pleased to announce establishment of the Localization and Tracking System (LTS) Testing Consortium. Participants in this Consortium will have the opportunity to test their LTS leveraging a unique capability on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD. The goals of the LTS Testing Consortium are to demonstrate and further develop standardized localization and tracking system testing procedures, and to measure current state of the art.

We would like to invite organizations in indoor mapping, localization, and navigation to consider submitting a letter of interest to join the Consortium. Selected participants will have the unique opportunity to test their system across five large buildings with over 1000 precisely surveyed control points according to procedures described in an international standard (ISO/IEC 18305).

Watch the video below to learn more about this unique and exciting opportunity!


NIST video preview screen with a play button in the middle

Letters of interest for participation in this LTS Testing Consortium are currently being accepted until January 31, 2018. Actual testing is expected to occur in April or May 2018, with a pre-event workshop in February, however dates are subject to change.

For more information, including details on how to submit a Letter of Interest, please see the Federal Register Notice (FRN) available here. An extension notice can be accessed here.

If you have any questions about the Consortium, please contact nader.moayeri [at] (subject: Localization%20and%20Tracking%20System%20Testing%20Consortium) (Nader Moayeri)

Created January 5, 2018, Updated December 5, 2019