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WILL: Wireless indoor localization without site survey

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4 Author(s)
Chenshu Wu ; MOE Key Lab. for Inf. Syst. Security, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China ; Zheng Yang ; Yunhao Liu ; Wei Xi

Indoor localization is of great importance for a range of pervasive applications, attracting many research efforts in the past two decades. Most radio-based solutions require a process of site survey, in which radio signatures are collected and stored for further comparison and matching. Site survey involves intensive costs on manpower and time. In this work, we study unexploited RF signal characteristics and leverage user motions to construct radio floor plan that is previously obtained by site survey. On this basis, we design WILL, an indoor localization approach based on off-the-shelf WiFi infrastructure and mobile phones. WILL is deployed in a real building covering over 1600m2, and its deployment is easy and rapid since site survey is no longer needed. The experiment results show that WILL achieves competitive performance comparing with traditional approaches.

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INFOCOM, 2012 Proceedings IEEE

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25-30 March 2012