ETH Zurich :
Computer Science :
Pervasive Computing :
Distributed Systems :
Student Projects :
Bluetooth Indoor Localization - Beacon Placement Strategies (B)
Nowadays, context aware applications are becoming more and more popular and it allows
businesses to develop a line of products to target specific customers and needs. A few
years ago, there were no localization systems until GPS became widely available. Since GPS cannot be used indoors other methods are needed for indoor localization. Having precise knowledge of people and objects inside a building is a prerequisite in many of today's applications.
There are multiple indoor localization techniques and most of these can be classified as infrastructure-based or infrastructure-less. While infrastructure-less systems rely only on the existing infrastructure (e.g. in-place WiFi network or the sensors available on smartphones), infrastructure-based systems require specific hardware like additional Access Points, Bluetooth beacons or sensors for visible light communication, which they rely on.
Goals and challenges
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the indoor localization method based on Bluetooth beacons. More specifically, we aim to understand the boundaries and limitations of the technology. This knowledge will be used to propose deployment strategies that fulfill specific application requirements.
Student/Bearbeitet von: Frederic Vogel
Contact/Ansprechpartner: Mihai Bâce, Leyna Sadamori