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Collaborative WiFi Fingerprinting Using Sensor-Based Navigation on Smartphones.

Zhang P, Zhao Q, Li Y, Niu X, Zhuang Y, Liu J - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Different middle-term navigation trajectories that move in and out of an indoor area are combined to make up the database.Furthermore, we evaluate the effect of WiFi database shifts on WiFi fingerprinting using the database generated by the proposed method.Results show that the fingerprinting errors will not increase linearly according to database (DB) errors in smartphone-based WiFi fingerprinting applications.

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Affiliation: GNSS Research Center, Wuhan University, No.129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China. fenix@whu.edu.cn.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents a method that trains the WiFi fingerprint database using sensor-based navigation solutions. Since micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors provide only a short-term accuracy but suffer from the accuracy degradation with time, we restrict the time length of available indoor navigation trajectories, and conduct post-processing to improve the sensor-based navigation solution. Different middle-term navigation trajectories that move in and out of an indoor area are combined to make up the database. Furthermore, we evaluate the effect of WiFi database shifts on WiFi fingerprinting using the database generated by the proposed method. Results show that the fingerprinting errors will not increase linearly according to database (DB) errors in smartphone-based WiFi fingerprinting applications.

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Indoor test environment at EEEL.
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Mentions: EEEL is a relatively new building with well-equipped infrastructures. There are metallic infrastructures inside the building, which may influent the propagation of WiFi signals. Figure 3 shows the indoor test environment. This building has a main corridor which is 3 m wide, and a lobby which is about 30 × 30 m2. The test area at EEEL was approximately 120 × 40 m2.


Collaborative WiFi Fingerprinting Using Sensor-Based Navigation on Smartphones.

Zhang P, Zhao Q, Li Y, Niu X, Zhuang Y, Liu J - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Indoor test environment at EEEL.
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sensors-15-17534-f003: Indoor test environment at EEEL.
Mentions: EEEL is a relatively new building with well-equipped infrastructures. There are metallic infrastructures inside the building, which may influent the propagation of WiFi signals. Figure 3 shows the indoor test environment. This building has a main corridor which is 3 m wide, and a lobby which is about 30 × 30 m2. The test area at EEEL was approximately 120 × 40 m2.

Bottom Line: Different middle-term navigation trajectories that move in and out of an indoor area are combined to make up the database.Furthermore, we evaluate the effect of WiFi database shifts on WiFi fingerprinting using the database generated by the proposed method.Results show that the fingerprinting errors will not increase linearly according to database (DB) errors in smartphone-based WiFi fingerprinting applications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: GNSS Research Center, Wuhan University, No.129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China. fenix@whu.edu.cn.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents a method that trains the WiFi fingerprint database using sensor-based navigation solutions. Since micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors provide only a short-term accuracy but suffer from the accuracy degradation with time, we restrict the time length of available indoor navigation trajectories, and conduct post-processing to improve the sensor-based navigation solution. Different middle-term navigation trajectories that move in and out of an indoor area are combined to make up the database. Furthermore, we evaluate the effect of WiFi database shifts on WiFi fingerprinting using the database generated by the proposed method. Results show that the fingerprinting errors will not increase linearly according to database (DB) errors in smartphone-based WiFi fingerprinting applications.

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