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Indoor Localization using Voronoi TessellationARIF, M. , WYNE, S. , JUNAID NAWAZ, A.
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indoor environments, interpolation, radio propagation, simultaneous localization and mapping, wireless LAN
systems(10), location(9), indoor(9), localization(7), positioning(6), services(5), voronoi(4), information(4)
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Date of Publication: 2018-11-30
Volume 18, Issue 4, Year 2018, On page(s): 85 - 90
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2018.04010
Web of Science Accession Number: 000451843400010
SCOPUS ID: 85058775391
Recently the use of received signal strength values from a wireless local area network has received significant research interest for indoor localization. This work investigates a Voronoi-based interpolation method to improve indoor localization performance. The region of interest is spanned by reference measurement locations, termed as anchors. The proposed method is shown to outperform well-known localization techniques such as the k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) and the Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) methods in terms of accuracy and precision. Our results show that for a 20 m x 20 m room the proposed scheme can achieve a location accuracy of 5.7 m with at most 5 anchors, whereas the IDW and k-NN techniques attain location accuracies of only 6.1 m and 6.5 m, respectively, under the same conditions. These performance gains are achieved while maintaining the same number of anchors in the system calibration phase for all the considered techniques.
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