WiFi-based Positioning System (Uni project)

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    acpeace92

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if any of you guys and gals could possibly give me any advice. I'm currently in my last year of a Computer Networking BSc course at uni and I have chosen to build a prototype Indoor Positioning System for my individual final year project. The problem is that I am going into this project blind since I have never learnt about IPS tech before.

    I'm thinking of using the "fingerprint method" for my prototype and I have decided to use the multiple pre-installed WiFi APs which provide connection for roaming devices down two joint corridors (in the uni campus bulding) and my own laptop which will act as the host. What I am currently stuck on, is deciding what other resources I will need to build this prototype, especially on the software side since I will need a way to calculate and display the approximate physical position of the host.

    Any advice would be much appreciated about this project.

    Thanks for reading :)
     
    acpeace92, Dec 4, 2014
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