Enhancing Indoor Positioning Systems Accuracy with Optimal Placement of Wi-Fi Access Point
A. A. Isa, J. Akanni, A. Y. Abdulrahman, R. A. Alao |Pages: 48-59|

Abstract – The indoor positioning system (IPS) has generated a considerable amount of interest in recent times, and the prosperity of the system’s development is heavily reliant on its ability to accurately locate objects. The performance measure is significantly impacted by the location of access points (APs). However, the bulk of previous studies have tended to overlook the matter of optimal AP placement and efficient design for IPS due to the dependence on pre-existing installed APs, which were chiefly formulated for coverage objectives. In this investigation, an optimal placement function – which is reliant on mean and variance – has been developed using received signal strength (RSS) measurements data. The performance evaluation in this research is based on experimentation and compared with currently employed placement methods. The results indicate that the most optimal function value for the suggested method is 1.5714, which is substantially smaller than the values for rectangular, triangular, and triangular II, which are 12.468, 5.5364, and 8.5147, respectively. When the recommended placement strategy is employed instead of the existing ones, the weighted K-nearest algorithm (WKNN) for location error, using average RSS as the fingerprint radio map database, yielded a heightened degree of precision.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.5455/jjee.204-1685026962