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27 January 2010 A signal strength priority based position estimation for mobile platforms
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Proceedings Volume 7542, Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2010; 75420F (2010)
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2010, San Jose, California, United States
Global Positioning System (GPS) products help to navigate while driving, hiking, boating, and flying. GPS uses a combination of orbiting satellites to determine position coordinates. This works great in most outdoor areas, but the satellite signals are not strong enough to penetrate inside most indoor environments. As a result, a new strain of indoor positioning technologies that make use of 802.11 wireless LANs (WLAN) is beginning to appear on the market. In WLAN positioning the system either monitors propagation delays between wireless access points and wireless device users to apply trilateration techniques or it maintains the database of location-specific signal fingerprints which is used to identify the most likely match of incoming signal data with those preliminary surveyed and saved in the database. In this paper we investigate the issue of deploying WLAN positioning software on mobile platforms with typically limited computational resources. We suggest a novel received signal strength rank order based location estimation system to reduce computational loads with a robust performance. The proposed system performance is compared to conventional approaches.
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Bhargav Kalgikar, David Akopian, and Philip Chen "A signal strength priority based position estimation for mobile platforms", Proc. SPIE 7542, Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2010, 75420F (27 January 2010);

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