Mobility

Tuning to Your Position: FM Radio Based Indoor Localization With Spontaneous Recalibration

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Executive Summary

Position of mobile users has become highly important information in pervasive computing environments. Indoor localization systems based on Wi-Fi signal strength fingerprinting techniques are widely used in office buildings with existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The authors' previous work has proposed a solution based on exploitation of FM signal to deal with environments not covered with Wi-Fi signal or environments with only single Wi-Fi access point. However, a general problem of indoor wireless positioning systems pertains to signal degradation due to the environmental factors affecting signal propagation. Therefore, in order to maintain a desirable level of localization accuracy, it becomes necessary to perform periodic calibration of the system, which is either time consuming or requires dedicated equipment and expert knowledge.

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