A stigmergic approach to indoor localization using bluetooth low energy beacons

Palumbo, Filippo, Barsocchi, Paolo, Chessa, Stefano and Augusto, Juan Carlos ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0321-9150 (2015) A stigmergic approach to indoor localization using bluetooth low energy beacons. 2015 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS). In: 3rd Workshop on Activity Monitoring by Multiple Distributed Sensing (AMMDS), 25-28 Aug 2015, Karslrhue, Germany. e-ISBN 9781467376327. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/AVSS.2015.7301734)


Localization of people and devices is one of the main building blocks of context aware systems since the user position represents the core information for detecting user's activities, devices activations, proximity to points of interest, etc. While for outdoor scenarios Global Positioning System (GPS) constitutes a reliable and easily available technology, for indoor scenarios GPS is largely unavailable. In this paper we present a range-based indoor localization system that exploits the Received Signal Strength (RSS) of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon packets broadcast by anchor nodes and received by a BLE-enabled device. The method used to infer the user's position is based on stigmergy. We exploit the stigmergic marking process to create an on-line probability map identifying the user's position in the indoor environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 20743
Depositing User: Juan Augusto
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2023 17:33
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20743

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