An Improved WiFi Indoor Positioning Algorithm by Weighted Fusion
AbstractThe rapid development of mobile Internet has offered the opportunity for WiFi indoor positioning to come under the spotlight due to its low cost. However, nowadays the accuracy of WiFi indoor positioning cannot meet the demands of practical applications. To solve this problem, this paper proposes an improved WiFi indoor positioning algorithm by weighted fusion. The proposed algorithm is based on traditional location fingerprinting algorithms and consists of two stages: the offline acquisition and the online positioning. The offline acquisition process selects optimal parameters to complete the signal acquisition, and it forms a database of fingerprints by error classification and handling. To further improve the accuracy of positioning, the online positioning process first uses a pre-match method to select the candidate fingerprints to shorten the positioning time. After that, it uses the improved Euclidean distance and the improved joint probability to calculate two intermediate results, and further calculates the final result from these two intermediate results by weighted fusion. The improved Euclidean distance introduces the standard deviation of WiFi signal strength to smooth the WiFi signal fluctuation and the improved joint probability introduces the logarithmic calculation to reduce the difference between probability values. Comparing the proposed algorithm, the Euclidean distance based WKNN algorithm and the joint probability algorithm, the experimental results indicate that the proposed algorithm has higher positioning accuracy. View Full-Text
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Ma, R.; Guo, Q.; Hu, C.; Xue, J. An Improved WiFi Indoor Positioning Algorithm by Weighted Fusion. Sensors 2015, 15, 21824-21843.
Ma R, Guo Q, Hu C, Xue J. An Improved WiFi Indoor Positioning Algorithm by Weighted Fusion. Sensors. 2015; 15(9):21824-21843.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ma, Rui; Guo, Qiang; Hu, Changzhen; Xue, Jingfeng. 2015. "An Improved WiFi Indoor Positioning Algorithm by Weighted Fusion." Sensors 15, no. 9: 21824-21843.