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Passive Indoor Positioning System (PIPS) Using Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology

Tang, SOT and BeeLing, T and Hanneghan, M (2015) Passive Indoor Positioning System (PIPS) Using Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology. In: 8th International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DESE2015), 13th-14th December 2015, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE. (Accepted)

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Abstract

Travel can be an enjoyable experience but it can also be stressful when one is unable to get to the destination in timely manner. Satellite navigation systems (satnav) such as the ubiquitous Global Positioning System (GPS) provide an aid to locating unfamiliar places without hassle. However, the effectiveness of satnav stops at the doorstep of the building due to its requirement for line of sight with orbiting satellites. Within a large complex building, navigation typically relies on building signage, information from kiosks and getting assistance from information desks. The advancement of mobile devices and wireless technology offer an interesting proposition for the development of indoor positioning systems. In this paper, we propose a passive indoor positioning system to provide navigational aid and discuss findings from our pilot experiment using NFC technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Passive Indoor Positioning System; Positioning System; Mobile Application; Mobile Technologies; NFC Technologies
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 08:35
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 08:35
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2452

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