Indoor Location System for Security Guards in Subway Stations

  • Juan Francisco De PazEmail author
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
  • Javier Bajo
  • Gabriel Sirvent
  • Tiancheng Li
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 293)


Indoor locating systems (RTLS), have notably advanced during recent years, becoming one of the main challenges for several research teams. The main objective of indoor locating systems is to obtain functional systems able to locate different elements in those environment where GPS (Global Positioning System) is limited. The growing use of mobile devices in the information society provides a powerful mechanism to obtain geographical data and has led to new algorithms aimed at facilitating object positioning with easonable power consumption. In this paper we propose an innovative indoor location architecture that makes use of the data provided by mobile devices to locate objects. The architecture is applied to a case study in a real environment focused on obtaining the location of security staff in the subway network in a city in the north of Spain.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Francisco De Paz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
    • 1
  • Javier Bajo
    • 2
  • Gabriel Sirvent
    • 3
  • Tiancheng Li
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and AutomationUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Artificial Intelligence. Faculty of Computer ScienceTechnical University of MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Intelligence ArtificielleUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance
  4. 4.School of Mechatronics, Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityXiniversityChina

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