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Project TypeMQP
Submission date2009-10-22
  • Manh-Hung Vo Le, ECE
  • Dimitris Saragas, ECE
  • Nathan Michael Webb, ECE
  • URNE-project-102209-164024
    CenterLimerick, Ireland
    SponsorUniversity of Limerick
    TitleIndoor Navigation System for Handheld Devices
  • Wyglinski, Alexander, EE
  • Vaz, Richard Francis, EE
  • Availability unrestricted


    This report details the development of an indoor navigation system on a web-enabled smartphone. Research of previous work in the field preceded the development of a new approach that uses data from the device's wireless adapter, accelerometer, and compass to determine user position. A routing algorithm calculates the optimal path from user position to destination. Testing verified that two meter accuracy, sufficient for navigation, was achieved. This technique shows promise for future handheld indoor navigation systems that can be used in malls, museums, hospitals, and college campuses.

  • Indoor_Navigation_System_for_Handheld_Devices.pdf

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