Red de Sensores basada en ZigBee para Aplicaciones de Localización y Seguimiento en Interiores (ZigBee-based Sensor Network for Indoor Location and Tracking Applications)

Yuri Alvarez (, Fernando Las Heras (

1Universidad de Oviedo

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: July 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 7 
ISSN: 1548-0992

Practical asset and people tracking in indoor scenarios using Received Signal Strength (RSS) ZigBee-based sensor network is presented. The Indoor Location System (ILS) is based on a novel algorithm that uses relative field levels gathered by a set of transmitter nodes. These levels are introduced into a cost function which minimum gives the asset location estimation. The use of relative field levels-based algorithm avoids the need of system calibration due to signal strength fluctuation. The method is tested in two real indoor scenarios: the first example is devoted to evaluate the influence of the number of transmitting nodes on the position estimation accuracy as well as the number of samples to be averaged aiming to reduce uncertainty. The second example shows a realistic case of asset tracking, also studying the influence of sample averaging and number of transmitting nodes.

Index Terms:
wireless sensor networks, indoor location systems, received signal strength, ZigBee, radiodetermination   

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