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dc.contributor.authorMoreno, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorOchoa, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorMeseguer Pallarès, Roc
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T15:15:36Z
dc.date.available2016-03-31T15:15:36Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-01
dc.identifier.citationMoreno, D., Ochoa, Sergio F., Meseguer, R. A context-aware model to provide positioning in disaster relief scenarios. "Sensors", 01 Octubre 2015, vol. 15, núm. 10, p. 25176-25207.
dc.identifier.issn1424-8220
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/85012
dc.description.abstractThe effectiveness of the work performed during disaster relief efforts is highly dependent on the coordination of activities conducted by the first responders deployed in the affected area. Such coordination, in turn, depends on an appropriate management of geo-referenced information. Therefore, enabling first responders to count on positioning capabilities during these activities is vital to increase the effectiveness of the response process. The positioning methods used in this scenario must assume a lack of infrastructure-based communication and electrical energy, which usually characterizes affected areas. Although positioning systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) have been shown to be useful, we cannot assume that all devices deployed in the area (or most of them) will have positioning capabilities by themselves. Typically, many first responders carry devices that are not capable of performing positioning on their own, but that require such a service. In order to help increase the positioning capability of first responders in disaster-affected areas, this paper presents a context-aware positioning model that allows mobile devices to estimate their position based on information gathered from their surroundings. The performance of the proposed model was evaluated using simulations, and the obtained results show that mobile devices without positioning capabilities were able to use the model to estimate their position. Moreover, the accuracy of the positioning model has been shown to be suitable for conducting most first response activities.
dc.format.extent32 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació
dc.subject.lcshGlobal Positioning System
dc.subject.lcshDecision support systems
dc.subject.otheroutdoor positioning
dc.subject.othercontext-aware model
dc.subject.otherdisaster relief efforts
dc.subject.otherWIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
dc.subject.otherLOCATION
dc.subject.otherSUPPORT
dc.titleA context-aware model to provide positioning in disaster relief scenarios
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacSistema de posicionament global
dc.subject.lemacSistemes d'ajuda a la decisió
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CNDS - Xarxes de Computadors i Sistemes Distribuïts
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/s151025176
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/15/10/25176
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument16978088
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/317879/EU/A Community networking Cloud in a box/CLOMMUNITY
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/288535/EU/Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet/CONFINE
upcommons.citation.authorMoreno, D.; Ochoa, Sergio F.; Meseguer, R.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameSensors
upcommons.citation.volume15
upcommons.citation.number10
upcommons.citation.startingPage25176
upcommons.citation.endingPage25207
dc.identifier.pmid26437406


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