An enhanced wireless LAN positioning algorithm based on the fingerprint approach

Wilson M. Yeung*, Joseph K Y NG

*Corresponding author for this work

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As ubiquitous computing gained much attention in recent years, location estimation in wireless LAN becomes a hot topic. Previous research work suggests the use of the averaged Received Signal Strength (RSS) as fingerprint can achieve high accuracy for location estimation. In a library environment, however, the accuracy of such traditional approach is barely acceptable. It is because library contains considerably large number of metal bookshelves, and limited number of access points. Worse yet, the layout of these access points in the library is fixed for connection to the Internet, and therefore it is hard to change the environment to adapt for location estimation system. In this paper, we introduce an enhanced fingerprint (EFP) algorithm, and tested it in a library environment. The experiment result showed that the proposed EFP algorithm can have more than 30% of improvement in accuracy over traditional approaches without changing anything in the library environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2006
ISBN (Print)1424405491, 9781424405497
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2006 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 14 Nov 200617 Nov 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


Conference2006 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2006
CityHong Kong

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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