Author, Publisher: Krzysztof (Kris) Kolodziej, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The aim of this thesis is to explore the extent to which open interoperability standards can have an impact on the infrastructure needed for developing indoor LBS and on the types of applications that are likely to emerge. In particular, the thesis explores location standards dealing with the application, data, and presentation layers of the Internet stack, as well as location standards from the wireless network viewpoint. Standardization can be a significant success or failure factor for any new technology, and indoor location services are no exception. This is especially true given that the overall LBS value-chain is a heterogeneous technical and business environment.