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Indoor Location Tracking System Based on Android Application Using Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons for Ubiquitous Computing Environment

Khamla NonAlinsavath 1,2, Lukito Edi Nugroho 1, Widyawan 1, and Kazuhiko Hamamoto 2
1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2. Department of Information Media Technology, School of Information and Telecommunication Engineering, Tokai University, Takanawa Campus, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract—Indoor positioning and tracking systems have become enormous issue in location awareness computing due to its improvement of location detection and positioning identification. The locations are normally detected using position technologies such as Global Positioning System, radio frequency identification, Bluetooth Beacon, Wi-Fi fingerprinting, pedometer and so on. This research presents an indoor positioning system based on Bluetooth low energy 4.0 Beacons; we have implemented Bluetooth signal strength for tracking the specific location and detect the movement of user through Android application platform. Bluetooth low energy was addressed to be an experiment technique to set up into the real environment of interior the building. The signal strength of beacons is evaluated and measured the quality of accuracy as well as the improvement of provide raw data from Beacons to the system to get better performance of the direction map and precise distance from current location to desire’s positioning. A smartphone application detects the location-based Bluetooth signal strength accurately and can be achieved the destination by provided direction map and distance perfectly.
Index Terms—Location context, indoor location system, bluetooth low energy, ubiquitous computing

Cite: Khamla NonAlinsavath, Lukito Edi Nugroho, Widyawan, and Kazuhiko Hamamoto, "Indoor Location Tracking System Based on Android Application Using Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons for Ubiquitous Computing Environment," Journal of Communications vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 572-576, July 2020. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.15.7.572-576

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