Deployment of RSS-Based Indoor Positioning Systems



Location estimation based on Received Signal Strength (RSS) is the prevalent method in indoor positioning. For such positioning systems, a massive collection of training samples is needed for their calibration. The accuracy of these methods is directly related to the placement of the reference points and the radio map used to compute the device location. Traditionally, deploying the reference points and building the radio map require human intervention and are extremely time-consuming. In this paper we present an approach to reduce the manual calibration efforts needed to deploy an RSS-based localization system, both when using only one RF technology or when using a combination of RF technologies. It is an automatic approach both to build a radio map in a given workspace by means of a signal propagation model, and to assess the system calibration that best fits the required accuracy by using a multi-objective genetic algorithm.


Positioning systems Propagation models Optimization solvers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e SistemisticaUniversitá di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly
  2. 2.Laboratorio ITEM ‘C. Savy’, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’InformaticaNapoliItaly

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