The paper presents an original approach to device location detection in a building. The new method is based on a map of individual interiors, drawn up based on the measurements of the strength of wireless network signals for each building venue. The device is initially assigned to all venues whose descriptions sufficiently correspond with the current measurements taken by the device. A fuzzy assignment level for each of the potentially considered venues depends on the difference between the averaged network strengths for the venue and the signal strengths currently measured with the device for localization purposes. Ultimately, the device is assigned to the venue with the highest level of assignment.


wireless networks; fuzzy sets; device location

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Published : 2021-06-30

Socha, M., Górka, W., & Michalak, M. (2021). FUZZY APPROACH TO DEVICE LOCALIZATION BASED ON WIRELESS NETWORK SIGNAL STRENGTH. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 11(2), 14-21. https://doi.org/10.35784/iapgos.2597

Michał Socha 
Research Network Łukasiewicz, Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG, Katowice, Poland   Poland
Wojciech Górka 
Research Network Łukasiewicz, Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG, Katowice, Poland   Poland
Marcin Michalak  Marcin.Michalak@emag.lukasiewicz.gov.pl
Research Network Łukasiewicz, Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG, Katowice, Poland   Poland