Implementation of Indoor Localization System

  • Ryu, Dong-Wan (Dept. of Information and Communications Eng., Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Kim, Sun-Hyung (Dept. of Information and Communications Eng., Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Jeong, Dong-Gyu (Dept. of IT and Electronics Eng., Woosuk University)
  • Received : 2019.07.05
  • Accepted : 2019.07.13
  • Published : 2019.09.30


In this paper, a localization system for indoor objects is proposed. The proposed system consists of Beacons, LED Cells, Main Cell Controller (MCC), and Display. A Beacon is attached at each indoor object, and each LED cell has Beacon Scanner and VLC Transmitter. The Visual Light Communications (VLC) and Power Line Communications (PLC) methods are used to communicate the signals for localization of indoor objects. And the proposed system is designed, and implemented as a prototype. To certify that our propose d system can exactly localize a given indoor object, we take test for the implemented system as a p rototype. Here the location of the given indoor object is known. Test is done in two ways. The first is to check the operation of the detail of the system, and the second is the position recognition of i ndoor object. The second is the test of the implemented system to correctly detect the location of the indoor object with Beacon, while the object with Beacon is moved from location C to A. The experimental result shows that the system is exactly detect the moving locations. The system has the advantages of using previously installed power lines, and it does not need to use LAN lines or optical cables. The proposed system is usefully applied to indoor object localization area.


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