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FIMO: A Novel WiFi Localization Method

  • Yao Zhou
  • Leilei Jin
  • Cheqing Jin
  • Aoying Zhou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7808)

Abstract

With the development of technology and the proliferation of mobile computing devices, people’s need for pervasive computing is rapidly growing. As a critical part of pervasive computing, Location Based Service (LBS) has drawn more and more attention. Localization techniques that report the real-time position of a moving object are key in this area. So far, the outdoor localization technologies (i.e, GPS) are relatively mature, while the indoor localization technologies are still under improvement. In this paper, we propose a novel WiFi localization method, called FIMO (FInd Me Out). In this method, we take the instability of signal strength and the movement of objects into consideration when determining the location based on Fingerprint. Experimental results show the proposed method is capable of estimating a moving object’s location precisely.

Keywords

LBS localization indoor WiFi 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yao Zhou
    • 1
  • Leilei Jin
    • 1
  • Cheqing Jin
    • 1
  • Aoying Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Trust Worthy Computing, Software Engineering InstituteEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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