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Indoor Location using Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons

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 scenar- ios. The paper describes the challenges associated with the system deployment and presents algorithms to im- prove 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.

Pedro Sobral
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Portugal

Ana Gomes
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Portugal

André Pinto
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Portugal

Christophe Soares
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Portugal

José Torres
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Portugal

Rui Moreira
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Portugal

 

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