Comparison of VLC-based indoor positioning techniques

W. Zhang, Mohsen Kavehrad

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Indoor positioning based on visible light communication (VLC) technology has become a very popular research topic recently. This paper provides an overview of different VLC based indoor positioning techniques and their performance. Three schemes of location estimation together with their mechanisms are introduced. We then present a detailed comparison on their performances in terms of accuracy, space dimension and complexity. We further discuss a couple of factors that would affect the performance of each of these positioning systems, including multipath reflections and synchronization. Finally, conclusions and future prospects of research are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBroadband Access Communication Technologies VII
StatePublished - Apr 10 2013
EventBroadband Access Communication Technologies VII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 5 2013Feb 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherBroadband Access Communication Technologies VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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