Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 3689: Endpoints-Clipping CSI Amplitude for SVM-Based Indoor Localization

Research paper by Zhanjun Hao, Yan Yan, Xiaochao Dang, Chenguang Shao

Indexed on: 01 Oct '20Published on: 25 Aug '19Published in: Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)


With the wide application of Channel State Information (CSI) in the field of sensing, the accuracy of positioning accuracy of indoor fingerprint positioning is increasingly necessary. The flexibility of the CSI signals may lead to an increase in fingerprint noise and inaccurate data classification. This paper presents an indoor localization algorithm based on Density-Based Spatial Clustering of Applications with Noise (DBSCAN), Endpoints-Clipping (EC) CSI amplitude, and Support Vector Machine (EC-SVM). In the offline phase, the CSI amplitude information collected through the three channels is combined and clipped using the EC, and then a fingerprint database is obtained. In the online phase, the SVM is used to train the data in the fingerprint database, and the corresponding relationship is found with the CSI data collected in real time to perform matching and positioning. The experimental results show that the positioning accuracy of the EC-SVM algorithm is superior to the state-of-art indoor CSI-based localization technique.