WiFi Based Indoor Navigation System for Closed Buildings Using Smart Phones

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Gayatri Hushe 1,* Rakesh Suryawanshi 1

1. University of Mumbai Maharashtra, India.

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2021.03.04

Received: 1 Apr. 2021 / Revised: 4 May 2021 / Accepted: 20 May 2021 / Published: 8 Jun. 2021

Index Terms

Indoor Navigation, Global Positioning System, Wi- Fi, Smart Phones


The easy access and availability of wireless technologies and mobile computing and the internet have led to new opportunities in developing mobile applications whose purpose is to make people’s life easier. Nowadays, a person can possess more than one mobile device intended for different usage such as communication, entertainment, office work. This GPS (Global Positioning System) is one of the equipment that helps to find the way to reach the destination from the source. The use of GPS as a tool to determine the location of course has a shortage when used indoors such as Shopping Malls, Hotels, College, etc. Our project is a small attempt towards an affordable and efficient indoor navigation system in which users need to turn on mobile Wi-Fi and scan the available Wi-Fi network and its strength. If the WiFi with maximum strength is found then application will show the current location then the user can select the destination from the available options. Due to this application will show the path to the user in form of text also the application can speak the path to the selected destination.

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Gayatri Hushe, Rakesh Suryawanshi, " WiFi Based Indoor Navigation System for Closed Buildings Using Smart Phones ", International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing (IJEM), Vol.11, No.3, pp. 35-44, 2021. DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2021.03.04


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