Multi-band received signal strength fingerprinting based indoor location system

Chinnapat Sertthin, Takeo Fujii, Tomoaki Ohtsuki, Masao Nakagawa

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This paper proposes a new multi-band received signal strength (MRSS) fingerprinting based indoor location system, which employs the frequency diversity on the conventional single-band received signal strength (RSS) fingerprinting based indoor location system. In the proposed system, the impacts of frequency diversity on the enhancements of positioning accuracy are analyzed. Effectiveness of the proposed system is proved by experimental approach, which was conducted in non lineof-sight (NLOS) environment under the area of 103 m2 at Yagami Campus, Keio University. WLAN access points, which simultaneously transmit dual-band signal of 2.4 and 5.2 GHz, are utilized as transmitters. Likewise, a dual-band WLAN receiver is utilized as a receiver. Signal distances calculated by both Manhattan and Euclidean were classified by K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) classifier to illustrate the performance of the proposed system. The results confirmed that Frequency diversity attributions of multi-band signal provide accuracy improvement over 50% of the conventional single-band.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1993-2003
Number of pages11
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug



  • Fingerprinting
  • Frequency diversity
  • Indoor positioning system
  • Multi-band signal
  • Multi-frequency band (multi-band) capability terminal
  • Received signal strength (RSS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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