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Comparison of VLC-based indoor positioning techniques
Author(s): W. Zhang; M. Kavehrad
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Paper Abstract

Indoor positioning based on visible light communication (VLC) technology has become a very popular research topic recently. This paper provides an overview of different VLC based indoor positioning techniques and their performance. Three schemes of location estimation together with their mechanisms are introduced. We then present a detailed comparison on their performances in terms of accuracy, space dimension and complexity. We further discuss a couple of factors that would affect the performance of each of these positioning systems, including multipath reflections and synchronization. Finally, conclusions and future prospects of research are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8645, Broadband Access Communication Technologies VII, 86450M (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2001569
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W. Zhang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
M. Kavehrad, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8645:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies VII
Benjamin B. Dingel; Raj Jain; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto, Editor(s)

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