Delay-tolerant positioning for location-based logging with mobile devices

By Coelho, A.; Meneses, F.; Jos\'e, R.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

2012

Abstract

In this paper, we explore the viability and possible limitations of a delay-tolerant positioning process for location-based logging. Instead of esti- mating the device position on the device, a delay-tolerant technique stores the radio and Wi-Fi data needed to calculate that position, sends it to a server when appropriate, and it is the server that will calculate the position. This is very suitable for location logging because it supports the generation of fre- quent position registers without incurring in high communication and energy costs. We have conducted a controlled experiment to assess the accuracy of this technique and the results suggest that the accuracy of the positions calcu- lated on the server using this technique is the same as those that can be ob- tained by calculating the position directly on the device.

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