International Association of Engineers
Fingerprinting is an indoor location technique, based on wireless networks, where data stored during the offline phase is compared with data collected by the mobile device during the online phase. In most of the real-life scenarios, the mobile node used throughout the offline phase is different from the mobile nodes that will be used during the online phase. This means that there might be very significant differences between the Received Signal Strength values acquired by the mobile node and the ones stored in the Fingerprinting Map. As a consequence, this difference between RSS values might contribute to increase the location estimation error.