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MagicFinger: 3D Magnetic Fingerprints for Indoor Location.

Carrillo D, Moreno V, Úbeda B, Skarmeta AF - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: The resulting system does not rely on any infrastructure devices and therefore is easy to manage and deploy.Experimental evaluations carried out in two different buildings confirm the satisfactory performance of indoor location based on magnetic field vectors.These evaluations provided an error of (11.34 m, 4.78 m) in the (x; y) components of the estimated positions in the first building where the experiments were carried out, with a standard deviation of (3.41 m, 4.68 m); and in the second building, an error of (4 m, 2.98 m) with a deviation of (2.64 m, 2.33 m).

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Affiliation: Department of Information and Communications Engineering, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain. daniel.carrillo2@um.es.

ABSTRACT
Given the indispensable role of mobile phones in everyday life, phone-centric sensing systems are ideal candidates for ubiquitous observation purposes. This paper presents a novel approach for mobile phone-centric observation applied to indoor location. The approach involves a location fingerprinting methodology that takes advantage of the presence of magnetic field anomalies inside buildings. Unlike existing work on the subject, which uses the intensity of magnetic field for fingerprinting, our approach uses all three components of the measured magnetic field vectors to improve accuracy. By using adequate soft computing techniques, it is possible to adequately balance the constraints of common solutions. The resulting system does not rely on any infrastructure devices and therefore is easy to manage and deploy. The proposed system consists of two phases: the offline phase and the online phase. In the offline phase, magnetic field measurements are taken throughout the building, and 3D maps are generated. Then, during the online phase, the user's location is estimated through the best estimator for each zone of the building. Experimental evaluations carried out in two different buildings confirm the satisfactory performance of indoor location based on magnetic field vectors. These evaluations provided an error of (11.34 m, 4.78 m) in the (x; y) components of the estimated positions in the first building where the experiments were carried out, with a standard deviation of (3.41 m, 4.68 m); and in the second building, an error of (4 m, 2.98 m) with a deviation of (2.64 m, 2.33 m).

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Zones in Building A identified with the EM algorithm using the intensity parameter of the magnetic field.
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f8-sensors-15-17168: Zones in Building A identified with the EM algorithm using the intensity parameter of the magnetic field.

Mentions: By considering the map of the building containing the magnetic field profile resulting from the training phase, the classification mechanism, which is responsible for assigning to each new measurement the zone to which it belongs, is evaluated. Firstly, we evaluate the classification success on test data based on clustered training data with an EM algorithm using intensities, which proved to be the best technique, as discussed in the previous section, and using the zones selected manually. These zones are laid out in Figure 8.


MagicFinger: 3D Magnetic Fingerprints for Indoor Location.

Carrillo D, Moreno V, Úbeda B, Skarmeta AF - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Zones in Building A identified with the EM algorithm using the intensity parameter of the magnetic field.
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f8-sensors-15-17168: Zones in Building A identified with the EM algorithm using the intensity parameter of the magnetic field.
Mentions: By considering the map of the building containing the magnetic field profile resulting from the training phase, the classification mechanism, which is responsible for assigning to each new measurement the zone to which it belongs, is evaluated. Firstly, we evaluate the classification success on test data based on clustered training data with an EM algorithm using intensities, which proved to be the best technique, as discussed in the previous section, and using the zones selected manually. These zones are laid out in Figure 8.

Bottom Line: The resulting system does not rely on any infrastructure devices and therefore is easy to manage and deploy.Experimental evaluations carried out in two different buildings confirm the satisfactory performance of indoor location based on magnetic field vectors.These evaluations provided an error of (11.34 m, 4.78 m) in the (x; y) components of the estimated positions in the first building where the experiments were carried out, with a standard deviation of (3.41 m, 4.68 m); and in the second building, an error of (4 m, 2.98 m) with a deviation of (2.64 m, 2.33 m).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Information and Communications Engineering, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain. daniel.carrillo2@um.es.

ABSTRACT
Given the indispensable role of mobile phones in everyday life, phone-centric sensing systems are ideal candidates for ubiquitous observation purposes. This paper presents a novel approach for mobile phone-centric observation applied to indoor location. The approach involves a location fingerprinting methodology that takes advantage of the presence of magnetic field anomalies inside buildings. Unlike existing work on the subject, which uses the intensity of magnetic field for fingerprinting, our approach uses all three components of the measured magnetic field vectors to improve accuracy. By using adequate soft computing techniques, it is possible to adequately balance the constraints of common solutions. The resulting system does not rely on any infrastructure devices and therefore is easy to manage and deploy. The proposed system consists of two phases: the offline phase and the online phase. In the offline phase, magnetic field measurements are taken throughout the building, and 3D maps are generated. Then, during the online phase, the user's location is estimated through the best estimator for each zone of the building. Experimental evaluations carried out in two different buildings confirm the satisfactory performance of indoor location based on magnetic field vectors. These evaluations provided an error of (11.34 m, 4.78 m) in the (x; y) components of the estimated positions in the first building where the experiments were carried out, with a standard deviation of (3.41 m, 4.68 m); and in the second building, an error of (4 m, 2.98 m) with a deviation of (2.64 m, 2.33 m).

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