A Case Study on the Beacon Technology Implementation in an Underground Station

  • Gizem Atalay
  • Umit IsikdagEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1188)


Beacon Technology is one of the wireless network technologies that work with Bluetooth Low Energy Technology (BLE). This technology was chosen to enable tracking of people and acquisition information in a high capacity underground station. The case study explained in this chapter initiated with the aim of designing an underground station that meets the transportation demands of the growing population by utilizing the facilities brought by Beacon technology to human life. With the help of the Beacon technology, along with the tracking of people, temperature control can be done by utilizing the temperature sensor inside the Beacon. In this chapter, a Beacon deployment that has been implemented for temperature control, staff and passenger tracking in an underground station in Istanbul have been explained in detail. The information acquired from the Beacons would contribute to the design of new underground stations and will facilitate the design decisions made for mitigating the risks in an emergency situation.


Underground Underground station Bluetooth 4.0 Beacon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsMimar Sinan Fine Arts UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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