indoor positioning system


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indoor positioning system

A navigation system used inside venues such as airports, museums, shopping malls and hospitals. An indoor positioning system (IPS) is the indoor counterpart to the global positioning system (see GPS). In the past, a variety of communications methods have been used, including optical and acoustic; however, now that so many people have smartphones with Wi-Fi, the mobile app has become the viable approach.

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A feature of an indoor positioning system is not only directions but also the information that can be retrieved. For example, passing by a store in a mall can trigger the day's specials on a smartphone app. In a museum, more facts can be displayed as the visitor approaches an exhibit.
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In Section 2, we present a novel indoor positioning system, named WiTracker, based on received signal strength in wireless networks.
"Distributed Indoor Positioning System With Inertial Measurements and Map Matching[J]," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 63(11), 2682-2695.
Consequently, attention to indoor positioning system (IPS) has been increasing rapidly as an alternative to GPS for such locations.
Senion's indoor positioning system (IPS), StepInside, has been installed in the world-class GINZA SIX retail complex in Tokyo, Japan, the company said.
Apple iBeacon[TM] and Eddystone[TM] Seat Tracking, Seat Navigation indoor positioning system (IPS) from 100 seats to 100, 000 seats is also available on demand.
911Cellular said it has developed an indoor positioning system that enables police to instantly locate a distress signal down to the floor and room number of a multi-story building.
Caminada, "The impact of AP placement in WLAN-based indoor positioning system," in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Networks (ICN '09), pp.
The test case described in the current paper is a four-wheeled mobile robot that is capable of positioning itself-in an indoor environment using an indoor positioning system. The robot is equipped with several embedded computers and the task of the robot is to move from an arbitrary start position to a desired end position while avoiding obstacles.
Hashimoto, "The accuracy improvement using WLAN for indoor positioning system," in Proc.

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