Communication strategies for indoor positioning systems

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Supervisor:
Dr. Varga Pál
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics

It is a permanent issue in all walks of life (eg. in industrial area or public services) to create more value by using less resources. Deploying IoT solutions such as real-time indoor localization systems can cause changes in both of these areas. For example, in an industrial environment a company can gain advantage by setting up a real-time monitoring system to register the position of its assets and to make it easier to access them. In terms of public services, a hospital management can shorten the patient path and thus improve the quality of healthcare services if they have an integrated system to track and navigate the patients. Overall, the indoor localization systems can fundamentally improve efficiency regardless of application area.

In my paper, I classify UWB (Ultra Wideband) and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) based real-time indoor localization systems by examining their architecture, performance, and other features. I provide a detailed description of the main parameters, such as the accuracy of the position determination or the scalability ans robustness of the systems. As part of my research, I compile a comprehensive comparison of products from international and domestic companies using the previously listed criteria.

In the second part of my paper, I focus on an implemented system. I summarize its technical characteristics and present a concrete application of the system in a case study. Finally, I determine the characteristics of the described system with my measurements, I summarize the procedures of the measurements and analyze the results.

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