Single Beacon Indoor Localization System Based on Counter-Synchronized Compass and RSSI
Indoor localization system has been a popular research area in recent decades and many of them are based on multiple beacons localization method. However, there are some special applications to which the multiple beacons method is not an optimal solution due to its overdesign and cost of redundancy. Multiple beacons method uses at least three transducers and each transducer’s location must be known to find the location of a target object by using either Triangulation or Trilateration calculation. When the multiple beacons method is applied in an items lost and found system, the precise Cartesian coordinates of a target item can be found, but it is definitely overdesign and incurring redundant cost. It is due to the fact that the target item requires only two simple information i.e. Clock orientation and distance information; therefore, single beacon is enough for the task. In this paper, we propose a single beacon localization method to optimize the solution in the items lost and found system by utilizing clock orientation and estimated distance information. The proposed single beacon localization algorithm has been demonstrated and proven that it can be one of the optimal solutions for items lost and found system.
Bale V. Reddy, Shishir Kumar Sahu, A. Kandasamy and Manuel de La Sen
K. S. Eu et al., "Single Beacon Indoor Localization System Based on Counter-Synchronized Compass and RSSI", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 627, pp. 217-222, 2014