Radio map building with IEEE 802.15.4 for indoor localization applications

Md Abdulla Al Mamun, David Vera Anaya, Fan Wu, Jean Michel Redoute, Mehmet Rasit Yuce

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Automated radio map building for Radio Signal Strength (RSS) based fingerprinting localization is implemented in this paper. Fingerprinting technique is composed of an offline phase for collecting geotagged fingerprint data called a radio map and an online phase for location estimation by comparing an unknown object's location with the radio map. Typically, radio map is created manually by moving and pin-pointing a location while scanning a network for RSS values within a pre-specified pattern. This cumbersome method is very time consuming and results in inaccuracies in the radio map. This paper presents an automated system to build a radio map of indoor environment by using a self-directed car. The car can move, measure 2D distances, collect RSS values and forward the data to a server via a gateway which calculates the car location coordinates. To test and verify the system, an experiment is conducted in our departmental office spaces. The coordinate estimation accuracy and RSS mapping consistency produced by the proposed system make it possible to build a more accurate and realistic radio map for indoor environments in an automated fashion with decreased possibility of human errors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)
EditorsAntonio Luque, Luis Gomes, Qing-Long Han, Peter Sokolowski
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663769, 9781538663752
ISBN (Print)9781538663776
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Feb 201915 Feb 2019
Conference number: 20th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2019
Abbreviated titleICIT 2019
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  • Fingerprinting
  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • Indoor localization
  • Radio map

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