This book gives a large technical overview of various approaches to achieve indoor positioning. These approaches cover those based on sensors, cameras, satellites, and other radio-based methods. In addition, the book discusses the simplification of certain implementations, describing ways for the reader to design solutions that respect specifications and follow established techniques. The author provides a description of the main techniques used for positioning, including angle measurement, distance measurements, Doppler measurements, and inertial measurements. The book closes with the author's vision of the future in which the practice of indoor positioning is perfected across all technologies.
Nel Samama, PhD, is Professor in the Electronics and Physics Department at the Institut Telecom (France) where he is leading the navigation group. His previous book, "Global Positioning: Technologies and Performance" (Wiley, 2008), provided detailed descriptions of geographical positioning solutions with a particular focus on radio solutions. His work on innovative indoor positioning solutions has led to ten patents as well as numerous publications.