Minimal Discrepancy Placement of Sniffers and Calibrators for Wireless Indoor Localization

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Abstract

Calibrators and sniffers have been used in the literature to proactively update the functional relationship between the received signal strength and the distance for wireless localization in time-varying indoor venue, where calibrators and sniffers are Wi-Fi transmitters and Wi-Fi receivers respectively. To be effective, these devices should be suitably placed in the indoor venue. Let there be N calibrators and M sniffers, di, j be the distance between calibrator i and sniffer j, and RSSi, j be the received signal strength measured by sniffer j from calibrator i. The points (d1, 1, RSS1, 1), (d1, 2, RSS1, 2), ..., (dN, M, RSSN, M) are used to estimate the functional relationship between the received signal strength and the distance. It is desirable that d1, 1, d1, 2, ..., dN, M are uniformly scattered so that the estimated functional relationship is more accurate for better localization. In this paper, we propose to minimize the discrepancy of d1, 1, d1, 2, ..., dN, M in order to determine the optimal locations of the N calibrators and the M sniffers. We formulate this new problem (named minimal discrepancy placement problem) and design an efficient optimization method to solve it. We conduct simulation and real-world experiments to demonstrate that minimal discrepancy placement can effectively improve localization accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 30th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event30th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2019 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 Sep 201911 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
Volume2019-September

Conference

Conference30th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2019
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period8/09/1911/09/19

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • discrepancy
  • optimal placement
  • time-varying indoor environment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wireless indoor localization

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