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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 647370, 15 pages
Research Article

Error Analysis for RADAR Neighbor Matching Localization in Linear Logarithmic Strength Varying Wi-Fi Environment

1Chongqing Key Lab of Mobile Communications Technology, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China
2Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3Graduate Telecommunications and Networking Program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
4China Internet Research Lab, China Science and Technology Network, Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Received 28 August 2013; Accepted 14 November 2013; Published 9 February 2014

Academic Editors: S.-C. Huang and Z. Sun

Copyright © 2014 Mu Zhou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper studies the statistical errors for the fingerprint-based RADAR neighbor matching localization with the linearly calibrated reference points (RPs) in logarithmic received signal strength (RSS) varying Wi-Fi environment. To the best of our knowledge, little comprehensive analysis work has appeared on the error performance of neighbor matching localization with respect to the deployment of RPs. However, in order to achieve the efficient and reliable location-based services (LBSs) as well as the ubiquitous context-awareness in Wi-Fi environment, much attention has to be paid to the highly accurate and cost-efficient localization systems. To this end, the statistical errors by the widely used neighbor matching localization are significantly discussed in this paper to examine the inherent mathematical relations between the localization errors and the locations of RPs by using a basic linear logarithmic strength varying model. Furthermore, based on the mathematical demonstrations and some testing results, the closed-form solutions to the statistical errors by RADAR neighbor matching localization can be an effective tool to explore alternative deployment of fingerprint-based neighbor matching localization systems in the future.