Indoor Location Using Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons

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by Gomes, Ana and Pinto, André and Soares, Christophe and Torres, José M. and Sobral, Pedro and Moreira, Rui S.
Abstract:
Location data plays an important role in several applications embedded in our digital living. These applications, usually, take advantage of Global Positioning System (GPS). However, GPS is not targeted for indoor location, therefore this paper presents an alternative system, based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that together with bluetooth-enabled Smartphones, allows the development of low cost and accurate location-aware applications for indoor scenarios. The paper describes the challenges associated with the system deployment and presents algorithms to improve the distance estimation process as the user moves around the smart space. The evaluation performed shows that this approach has good results on noise reduction and movement adaptation allowing a close tracking of the indoor user position.
Reference:
Indoor Location Using Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons (Gomes, Ana and Pinto, André and Soares, Christophe and Torres, José M. and Sobral, Pedro and Moreira, Rui S.), In Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies (Rocha, Álvaro, Adeli, Hojjat, Reis, Luís Paulo, Costanzo, Sandra, eds.), Springer International Publishing, 2018.
Bibtex Entry:
@InProceedings{10.1007/978-3-319-77712-2_53, author= {Gomes, Ana
and Pinto, Andr{'e}
and Soares, Christophe
and Torres, Jos{'e} M.
and Sobral, Pedro
and Moreira, Rui S.}, editor= {Rocha, {'A}lvaro
and Adeli, Hojjat
and Reis, Lu{'i}s Paulo
and Costanzo, Sandra}, title= {Indoor Location Using Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons}, booktitle= {Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies}, year= {2018}, publisher= {Springer International Publishing}, address= {Cham}, pages= {565--580}, abstract= {Location data plays an important role in several applications embedded in our digital living. These applications, usually, take advantage of Global Positioning System (GPS). However, GPS is not targeted for indoor location, therefore this paper presents an alternative system, based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that together with bluetooth-enabled Smartphones, allows the development of low cost and accurate location-aware applications for indoor scenarios. The paper describes the challenges associated with the system deployment and presents algorithms to improve the distance estimation process as the user moves around the smart space. The evaluation performed shows that this approach has good results on noise reduction and movement adaptation allowing a close tracking of the indoor user position.}, isbn= {978-3-319-77712-2}}