Evaluation of Bluetooth Properties for Indoor Localisation

  • Khuong NguyenEmail author
  • Zhiyuan Luo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Current indoor localisation systems make use of common wireless signals such as Bluetooth, WiFi to track the users inside a building. Amongst those, Bluetooth has been widely known for its low-power consumption, small maintenance cost, as well as its wide-spread amongst the commodity devices. Understanding the properties of such wireless signal definitely aids the tracking system design. However, little research has been done to understand the properties of Bluetooth wireless signal amongst the current Bluetooth-based tracking systems. In this chapter, the most important Bluetooth properties related to indoor localisation are experimentally investigated from a statistical perspective. A Bluetooth-based tracking system is proposed and evaluated with the location fingerprinting technique to incorporate the Bluetooth properties described in the chapter.


Indoor localisation Bluetooth properties Location fingerprinting 



The authors would like to thank Dr. Robert Harle for his advices in this work. Some of the experiments were performed at the Computer Lab, University of Cambridge. This project is funded by Royal Holloway, University of London.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEghamUK

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