MobileWireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Second International Conference, Mobilware 2009, Berlin, Germany, April 28-29, 2009 Proceedings

Research Article

FINDR: Low-Cost Indoor Positioning Using FM Radio

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_2,
        author={Andrei Papliatseyeu and Niko Kotilainen and Oscar Mayora and Venet Osmani},
        title={FINDR: Low-Cost Indoor Positioning Using FM Radio},
        proceedings={MobileWireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Second International Conference, Mobilware 2009, Berlin, Germany, April 28-29, 2009 Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Indoors positioning FM radio location awareness},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_2}
    }
    
  • Andrei Papliatseyeu
    Niko Kotilainen
    Oscar Mayora
    Venet Osmani
    Year: 2012
    FINDR: Low-Cost Indoor Positioning Using FM Radio
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_2
Andrei Papliatseyeu1,*, Niko Kotilainen2,*, Oscar Mayora3,*, Venet Osmani3,*
  • 1: University of Trento
  • 2: University of Jyväskylä
  • 3: Create-Net
*Contact email: papliats@disi.unitn.it, niko.kotilainen@jyu.fi, oscar.mayora@create-net.org, venet.osmani@create-net.org

Abstract

This paper presents an indoor positioning system based on FM radio. The system is built upon commercially available, short-range FM transmitters. The features of the FM radio which make it distinct from other localisation technologies are discussed. Despite the low cost and off-the-shelf components, the performance of the FM positioning is comparable to that of other positioning technologies (such as Wi-Fi). From our experiments, the median accuracy of the system is around 1.3 m and in 95% of cases the error is below 4.5 m.