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The role of the propagation environment in RSS-based indoor positioning using mass market devices

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAPC 2012 - 2012 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2012 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2012 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Nov 201213 Nov 2012


Conference2012 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom


This paper deals with the propagation channel challenges affecting indoor positioning. Several methods are reviewed and experimental results are provided, showing that the pathloss method is preferable with respect to fingerprinting because of its intrinsic complexity and uncertain effective reliability under real-world conditions. Moreover the influence of the user and the heterogeneity of the devices pose a high challenge on the positioning accuracy.


  • indoor propagation, positining, user's influence