Wireless outdoor personal area network using adaptive inquiry scanning for location-based services

Ros, Montserrat, D'Souza, Matthew, Postula, Adam and MacColl, Ian (2013) Wireless outdoor personal area network using adaptive inquiry scanning for location-based services. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 17 2: 387-398. doi:10.1007/s00779-011-0501-2

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Author Ros, Montserrat
D'Souza, Matthew
Postula, Adam
MacColl, Ian
Title Wireless outdoor personal area network using adaptive inquiry scanning for location-based services
Journal name Personal and Ubiquitous Computing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1617-4909
1617-4917
Publication date 2013-02-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00779-011-0501-2
Volume 17
Issue 2
Start page 387
End page 398
Total pages 12
Place of publication Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract The Infopoint Explorer is an outdoor personal area network for location-based services that allows users to access locality information interactively using mobile computing devices such as PDAs and smartphones. The Infopoint explorer was used to study the limitations imposed by inexpensive and popular wireless technologies such as Bluetooth for outdoor location-based services. The Infopoint Explorer functioned as a multimedia guidebook that allowed access to location-specific information using wireless Infopoints. The Infopoints detect and attempt to transfer multimedia content to nearby mobile computing devices using Bluetooth connectivity. An adaptive Bluetooth Inquiry Access Code algorithm was developed to reduce the time taken for the Infopoint to detect nearby devices. The Infopoint was powered with solar panels and was deployed for a four-month trial. During the trial, over 8,000 Bluetooth connections were attempted, with 300 successful transfers.
Keyword Location-based services
Multimedia guidebook
Bluetooth wireless network
On-demand context-aware multimedia
Bluetooth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 30 December 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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