Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
Dr. Bradley Bazuin
Dr. Tarun Gupta
Indoor Positioning Systems, IPS, Magnetic Localization, DMLP, MILPS
Masters Thesis-Open Access
As of the writing of this paper, there is no standard technique for implementing Indoor Position Systems (IPS) in one building or another, as each technique has its own advantages and drawbacks. The best IPS implementations often employ the use of multiple techniques within a building in order to maximize precision. This paper explores the most popular IPS techniques in use today, and highlights their strengths and weaknesses. After analyzing the pros and cons of each approach, it becomes clear that magnetic positioning is a useful tool for creating an accurate, reliable positioning system. Throughout this paper, the feasibility of the implementation of magnetic localization in an indoor positioning system is explored. The conclusion of this research is that while magnetic positioning can be used as a solo solution for an indoor positioning system, it is best utilized as a supplement to other methods of indoor localization.
Wroble, Kyle, "Performance Analysis of Magnetic Indoor Local Positioning System" (2015). Master's Theses. 609.