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Rank Based Fingerprinting Algorithm for Indoor Positioning

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation IPIN, 21-23 September 2011, Guimarães, Portugal
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1805-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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NameInternational Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation IPIN


This paper describes a novel RSS rank based fingerprinting algorithm for indoor positioning. Because RSS rank is invariant to bias and scaling, the algorithm provides the same accuracy for any receiver device, without the need for calibration. Similarity metrics to compare ranked vectors are introduced and their impact on positioning accuracy is investigated in experiments. Experimental results shown that the algorithm can achieve better accuracy than some commonly used fingerprinting algorithms.

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