Fingerprint-Based Support Vector Machine for Indoor Positioning System

  • A. Christy Jeba MalarEmail author
  • Govardhan Kousalya
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 670)


The position of a movable object is required in an indoor environment for providing various business interest services and for emergency services. The techniques implemented on WLAN (802.11b Wireless LANs) endow with more ubiquitous (Feng et al. in IEEE Trans Mob Comput 12(12), 2012, [1]) within the environment and the requirement for additional hardware is not necessary, thereby reducing infrastructure cost and enhancing the value of wireless data network. The received signal strength (RSS) from various reference points (RP) were recorded by a tool and fingerprint radio map is constructed. The signal property of a fingerprint will differ in each point. The location can be found by comparing the current signal strength with already collected radio maps. Almost all indoor environments are equipped with Wi-Fi devices. No additional hardware is required for the setup. In this paper, we introduce SVM classifier (Roos et al. in IEEE Trans Mob Comput 1(1), 59–69, 2002 [2]) as a methodology with minimum cost and without scarifying accuracy. The obtained results show minimal location error and accurate location of the object.


Pervasive computing Received signal strength Indoor positioning Support vector machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sri Krishna College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Coimbatore Institute of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia

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