ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.157
A Path-Loss Analysis Based WLAN Localization Method for Indoor Location Based Services
Abstract— Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) fingerprint based indoor localization schemes have
been widely studied due to the increasing requirements of Location Based Services (LBS). The feature of
WLAN fingerprint is known as high accuracy and flexible adaptability, however, also high cost. To estimate
the locations of wireless devices through matching their signal fingerprint, it usually requires large amount of
Received Signal Strength (RSS) data from multiple Access Points (AP) to create a fingerprint database that
implies a time-consuming data collection pre-process and high performance computational resources. In this
article, we propose a low-cost indoor localization method which is based on environmental path-loss analysis,
the method targets low accuracy room-level positioning for LBSs in large scale indoor environments.
Index Terms— Wireless Local Area Networks, Indoor Localization, Path-loss, Location Based Services
Jie Zhang, Yujie Qian, Guangjie Han
College of IoT Engineering, Hohai University, CHINA
Cite: Jie Zhang, Yujie Qian, Guangjie Han, "A Path-Loss Analysis Based WLAN Localization Method for Indoor Location Based Services," Proceedings of 2017 the 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 906-910, Beijing, 25-27 June, 2017.