Seamless indoor/outdoor location cognition with confidence in wireless systems
ABSTRACT This paper proposes a method of real-time seamless location cognition in WLAN systems based on monitoring, learning and recognizing the statistics of received data traffic. It uses the property that statistics such as average and variance of throughput are often correlated with the location. The method also uses a confidence parameter to quantify the confidence in the location identification, based on comparing matches with multiple candidates. The proposed method can support seamless location cognition by WLAN terminals, indoor and outdoor, without depending on any infrastructure service.
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ABSTRACT: The positioning methods based on received signal strength (RSS) measurements, link the RSS values to the position of the mobile station(MS) to be located. Their accuracy depends on the suitability of the propagation models used for the actual propagation conditions. In indoor wireless networks, these propagation conditions are very difficult to predict due to the unwieldy and dynamic nature of the RSS. In this paper, we present a novel method which dynamically estimates the propagation models that best fit the propagation environments, by using only RSS measurements obtained in real time. This method is based on maximizing compatibility of the MS to access points (AP) distance estimates. Once the propagation models are estimated in real time, it is possible to accurately determine the distance between the MS and each AP. By means of these distance estimates, the location of the MS can be obtained by trilateration. The method proposed coupled with simulations and measurements in a real indoor environment, demonstrates its feasibility and suitability, since it outperforms conventional RSS-based indoor location methods without using any radio map information nor a calibration stage.IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 11/2009; 3(5-3):821 - 831. DOI:10.1109/JSTSP.2009.2029191 · 3.63 Impact Factor
Conference Paper: FINDR: Low-Cost Indoor Positioning Using FM Radio.[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This paper presents an indoor positioning system based on FM radio. The system is built upon commercially available, short-range FM transmitters. The features of the FM radio which make it distinct from other localisation technologies are discussed. Despite the low cost and o-the-shelf components, the performance of the FM positioning is comparable to that of other positioning technologies (such as Wi-Fi). From our experiments, the median accuracy of the system is around 1.3 m and in 95% of cases the error is below 4.5 m.Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications, Second International Conference, Mobilware 2009, Berlin, Germany, April 28-29, 2009, Proceedings; 01/2009
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ABSTRACT: Emergency responders need location and navigation support, but few commercial or research localization systems are designed with them in mind. Harsh conditions and strict requirements make applying standard methods difficult. Preinstalled location systems, wireless sensor networks, and inertial sensing all have benefits and drawbacks when considering emergency response requirements. This survey of commercial products and research projects developed for such scenarios shows how these methods have been combined to address the concerns of firefighters and other indoor search-and-rescue personnel. In particular, a trade-off exists between easy deployment and good quality location support.IEEE Pervasive Computing 01/2010; 9(1):38-47. DOI:10.1109/MPRV.2009.91 · 2.10 Impact Factor