Range-Free Indoor Positioning System Using Smartphone with Bluetooth Capability

S. Lee, B. Koo, M. Jin, C. Park, M.J. Lee, S. Kim

Abstract: This paper presents a range-free localization system using commercial smartphones with Bluetooth capabilities to investigate the feasibility of range-free localization for indoor positioning. In the range-free localization system, each smartphone periodically scans nearby Bluetooth enabled devices and sends the results to the localization server. The localization server collects the scanning results from smartphones for a short period and ?nd their locations via range-free algorithms. We have developed an Android application for smartphones. In addition to the localization server, a monitoring unit has been developed to supervise the range-free localization system. The range-free localization system was tested in a real environment. The experimental results showed that 5 m accuracy is achievable via range-free localization.
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014
May 5 - 8, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Monterey, CA
Pages: 657 - 662
Cite this article: Lee, S., Koo, B., Jin, M., Park, C., Lee, M.J., Kim, S., "Range-Free Indoor Positioning System Using Smartphone with Bluetooth Capability," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2014, Monterey, CA, May 2014, pp. 657-662.
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