A Scalable Wi-Fi Based Localization Algorithm

Truc D. Le, Nam T. Nguyen


This paper proposes an applicable and scalable approach which allows deploying the fingerprint Wi-Fi localization algorithm for different mobile devices. The original fingerprint localization algorithm performs accurately when the mobile device used in the deployment phase is the same as the mobile device used in the training phase. However, when a different mobile device is used in the deployment phase, a time-consuming re-training step (in the order of hours or days) is required to achieve the equivalent degree of accuracy. Our proposed approach replaces this re-training step by a short period of calibration (in the order of a few minutes), which can be done transparently to the user. To validate our approach, we did an analysis on collected data from a large scale experiment (14 laptops and 2 smartphones with 224-hour of collected data) and evaluated the performance on the real devices.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21553/rev-jec.26

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