Velocity-Based Channel Charting with Spatial Distribution Map Matching

Stahlke M, George Y, Feigl T, Eskofier B, Mutschler C (2024)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: In review

Publication Type: Unpublished / Preprint

Future Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2024

Pages Range: 13

DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2311.08016


Fingerprint-based localization improves the positioning performance in challenging, non-line-of-sight (NLoS) dominated indoor environments. However, fingerprinting models require an expensive life-cycle management including recording and labeling of radio signals for the initial training and regularly at environmental changes. Alternatively, channel-charting avoids this labeling effort as it implicitly associates relative coordinates to the recorded radio signals. Then, with reference real-world coordinates (positions) we can use such charts for positioning tasks. However, current channel-charting approaches lag behind fingerprinting in their positioning accuracy and still require reference samples for localization, regular data recording and labeling to keep the models up to date. Hence, we propose a novel framework that does not require reference positions. We only require information from velocity information, e.g., from pedestrian dead reckoning or odometry to model the channel charts, and topological map information, e.g., a building floor plan, to transform the channel charts into real coordinates. We evaluate our approach on two different real-world datasets using 5G and distributed single-input/multiple-output system (SIMO) radio systems. Our experiments show that even with noisy velocity estimates and coarse map information, we achieve similar position accuracies

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Stahlke, M., George, Y., Feigl, T., Eskofier, B., & Mutschler, C. (2024). Velocity-Based Channel Charting with Spatial Distribution Map Matching. (Unpublished, In review).


Stahlke, Maximilian, et al. Velocity-Based Channel Charting with Spatial Distribution Map Matching. Unpublished, In review. 2024.

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