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Wi-Fi Positioning Dataset with Multiusers and Multidevices Considering Spatio-Temporal Variations

Imran Ashraf, Sadia Din, Soojung Hur, Yongwan Park*

Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan-si, 38541, Korea

* Corresponding Author: Yongwan Park. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 70(3), 5213-5232.


Precise information on indoor positioning provides a foundation for position-related customer services. Despite the emergence of several indoor positioning technologies such as ultrawideband, infrared, radio frequency identification, Bluetooth beacons, pedestrian dead reckoning, and magnetic field, Wi-Fi is one of the most widely used technologies. Predominantly, Wi-Fi fingerprinting is the most popular method and has been researched over the past two decades. Wi-Fi positioning faces three core problems: device heterogeneity, robustness to signal changes caused by human mobility, and device attitude, i.e., varying orientations. The existing methods do not cover these aspects owing to the unavailability of publicly available datasets. This study introduces a dataset that includes the Wi-Fi received signal strength (RSS) gathered using four different devices, namely Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, A8, LG G6, and LG G7, operated by three surveyors, including a female and two males. In addition, three orientations of the smartphones are used for the data collection and include multiple buildings with a multifloor environment. Various levels of human mobility have been considered in dynamic environments. To analyze the time-related impact on Wi-Fi RSS, data over 3 years have been considered.


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I. Ashraf, S. Din, S. Hur and Y. Park, "Wi-fi positioning dataset with multiusers and multidevices considering spatio-temporal variations," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 70, no.3, pp. 5213–5232, 2022.

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