Performance Metrics for Indoor Positioning Systems

Status: open
Supervisor: Horst Hellbrück , Marco Cimdins
Student: n.a.


Many application scenarios require the estimation of positioning errors. The positioning error of indoor positioning systems is the difference between the ground truth and the estimated position. Performance metrics are used to compare estimated positions with the uncertainties of the measurements.


Goal of this work is the investigation of performance metrics with regard to the positioning error of positioning systems. The positioning error is to be statistically documented, evaluated and visualized.


  • Training in performance metrics
  • Evaluation of positioning error of existing indoor-positioning systems
  • Visualization of the estimated positions and the expected accuracies


  • Programming skills
  • Experience in statistics is beneficial