WI-FI RSS FINGERPRINTING FOR INDOOR LOCALIZATION USING AUGMENTED REALITY
Indoor localization has attracted the attention of researchers for wide applications in areas like construction, facility management, industries, logistics, and health. The Received Signal Strength (RSS) based fingerprinting method is widely adopted because it has a lower cost over other methods. RSS is a measurement of the power present in the received radio signal. While this fingerprinting method is very popular, there is a significant amount of effort required for collecting fingerprints for indoor space. In this paper, we propose an RSS fingerprinting method using Augmented Reality (AR) that does not rely on an external sensor resulting in ease of use and maintenance. This method uses spatial mapping techniques to help align the floor plan of existing buildings; then, after the alignment, we map local device coordinates to global coordinates. After this process, we partition the space in equally distanced reference points for RSS fingerprint collection. We developed an application for Microsoft HoloLens to align the floor plan and collect fingerprints on reference points. Then we tested collected fingerprints with existing RSS based indoor localization methods for its accuracy and performance.