Reliability of Bluetooth Smart Technology for Indoor Localization System

  • Andrzej Kwiecień
  • Michał Maćkowski
  • Marek Kojder
  • Maciej Manczyk
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 522)


The main objective of the paper was to test whether the devices compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy are reliable for indoor localization system. To determine the reliability of this technology several tests were performed to check if measured distance between Bluetooth transmitter and mobile device is close to the real value. Distance measurement focused on Bluetooth technology based mainly on received signal strength indicator (RSSI), which is used to calculate the distance between a transmitter and a receiver. As the research results show, the Bluetooth LE signal power cannot be the only reliable source of information for precise indoor localization.


Bluetooth Low Energy Bluetooth smart Navigation system Localization system Accuracy of localization Positioning techniques RSSI 



This work was supported by the European Union from the European Social Fund (grant agreement number: UDA-POKL.04.01.01-00-106/09).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Kwiecień
    • 1
  • Michał Maćkowski
    • 1
  • Marek Kojder
    • 1
  • Maciej Manczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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