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Improve GPS positioning accuracy with context awareness

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2 Author(s)
Jiung-yao Huang ; Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taipei University, Taiwan ; Chung-Hsien Tsai

This paper presents an approach to calibrate GPS position by using the context awareness technique from the pervasive computing. Previous researches on GPS calibration mostly focus on the methods of integrating auxiliary hardware so that the userpsilas context information and the basic demand of the user are ignored. From the inspiration of the pervasive computing research, this paper proposes a novel approach, called PGPS (Perceptive GPS), to directly improve GPS positioning accuracy from the contextual information of received GPS data. PGPS is started with sampling received GPS data to learning carrierpsilas behavior and building a transition probability matrix based upon HMM (Hidden Markov Model) model and Newtonpsilas Laws. After constructing the required matrix, PGPS then can interactively rectify received GPS data in real time. That is, based on the transition matrix and received online GPS data, PGPS infers the behavior of GPS carrier to verify the rationality of received GPS data. If the received GPS data deviate from the inferred position, the received GPS data is then dropped. Finally, an experiment was conducted and its preliminary result shows that the proposed approach can effectively improve the accuracy of GPS position.

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Ubi-Media Computing, 2008 First IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

July 31 2008-Aug. 1 2008