Wi-Fi Fingerprinting Based Room Level Indoor Localization Framework Using Ensemble Classifiers

  • Beenish Ayesha Akram  Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Ali Hammad Akbar Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Abstract

Over the past decennium, Wi-Fi fingerprinting based indoor localization has seized substantial attention. Room level indoor localization can enable numerous applications to increase their diversity by incorporating user location. Real-world commercial scale deployments have not been realized because of difficulty in capturing radio propagation models. In case of fingerprinting based approaches, radio propagation model is implicitly integrated in the gathered fingerprints providing more realistic information as compared to empirical propagation models. We propose ensemble classifiers based indoor localization using Wi-Fi fingerprints for room level prediction. The major advantages of the proposed framework are, ease of training, ease to set up framework providing high room-level accuracy with trifling response time making it viable and appropriate for real time applications. It performs well in comparison with recurrently used ANN (Artificial Neural Network) and kNN (k-Nearest Neighbours) based solutions. Experiments performed showed that on our real-world Wi-Fi fingerprint dataset, our proposed approach achieved 89% accuracy whereas neural network and kNN based best found configurations achieved 85 and 82% accuracy respectively.

Published
Jan 1, 2019
How to Cite
AKRAM, Beenish Ayesha; AKBAR, Ali Hammad. Wi-Fi Fingerprinting Based Room Level Indoor Localization Framework Using Ensemble Classifiers. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 38, n. 1, p. 151-174, jan. 2019. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <http://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/752>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.1901.13.
This is an open Access Article published by Mehran University of Engineering and Technolgy, Jamshoro under CCBY 4.0 International License