Mobility

Inquiry-Based Bluetooth Parameters for Indoor Localisation - An Experimental Study

Date Added: May 2011
Format: PDF

The ability to locate people in an indoor environment is attractive due to the many opportunities it offers to businesses and institutions, including emergency services. Although research in this area is thriving, still no single solution shows potential for ubiquitous application. One of the candidate technologies for localisation is Bluetooth owing to its support by a wide range of personal devices. This paper evaluates indoor signal measurements collected based on the Bluetooth inquiry procedure. The authors' goal is to establish how accurately a mobile device can be linked to the space (e.g., shop, office), in which it currently resides. In particular, they measured the received signal strength indicator and the response rate of an inquiry procedure for various positioning scenarios of the mobile devices.