The COMPASS Location System

  • Frank Kargl
  • Alexander Bernauer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3479)


The aim of COMPASS (short for COM mon Positioning Architecture for Several Sensors) is to realize a location infrastructure which can make use of a multitude of different sensors and combine their output in a meaningful way to produce a so called Probability Distribution Function (PDF) that describes the location of a user or device as coordinates and corresponding location probabilities. Furthermore, COMPASS includes a so called translator service, i.e. a build-in component that translates PDFs (or coordinates) to meaningful location identifiers like building names and/or room numbers. This paper gives a short overview on the goals and abilities of COMPASS.


Access Point Resource Description Framework Ubiquitous Computing Position Information Service Finder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Kargl
    • 1
  • Alexander Bernauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dep. of Multimedia ComputingUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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