Trust Range Method of Improving Location Accuracy

A mentioned in our post on location accuracy, two methods of improving accuracy are calibration and trilateration. There’s a recent research paper on iBeacon indoor localization using trusted-ranges model, that explores an alternative ‘trusted-ranges’ method. The method is still based on the RSSI measurements between the beacon and detector. It builds up a trusted-range model to describe how the RSSI varies over time and distance.

The model supplies reliable ranges of received signal strength values from nearest neighbours classifying received signal strength values into various levels of range. It performs better than calibration, especially at shorter ranges, while having a low complexity and hence computationally fast speed.