Survey on Wireless Indoor Positioning Systems

  • Wisam Hasan Ali Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Amnah Abas Kareem Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Manal Jasim Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.
Keywords: Indoor localization, Indoor positioning, Received signal strength indicator, Wi-Fi


Indoor positioning has finally testified a rise in interest, thanks to the big selection of services it is provided, and ubiquitous connectivity. There are currently many systems that can locate a person, be it wireless or by mobile phone and the most common systems in outdoor environments is the GPS, the most common in indoor environments is Wi-Fi positioning technique positioning. The improvement of positioning systems in indoor environments is desirable in many areas as it provides important facilities and services, such as airports, universities, factories, hospitals, and shopping malls. This paper provides an overview of the existing methods based on wireless indoor positioning technique. We focus in this survey on the strengths of these systems mentioned in the literature discordant with the present surveys; we also assess to additionally measure various systems from the scene of energy efficiency, price, and following accuracy instead of comparing the technologies, we also to additionally discuss residual challenges to correct indoor positioning.


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How to Cite
Ali, W., Kareem, A., & Jasim, M. (2019). Survey on Wireless Indoor Positioning Systems. Cihan University-Erbil Scientific Journal, 3(2), 42-47.
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