Opportunistic Multiparty Calibration for Robust Participatory Sensing

Abstract : While bringing massive-scale sensing at low cost, mobile participatory sensing is challenged by the low accuracy of the sensors embedded in and/or connected to the smartphones. The mobile measurements that are collected need to be corrected so as to accurately match the phenomena being observed. This paper addresses this challenge by introducing a multi-hop, multiparty calibration method that operates in the background in an automated way. Using our method, sensors that are within a relevant sensing (and communication) range coordinate so that the observations of the participating (previously) calibrated sensors serve calibrating the other participants. As a result, our method is particularly well suited for participatory sensing within crowd meetings, as as for instance within public spaces. Our solution leverages multivariate linear regression, together with robust regression so as to discard the measurements that are of too low quality for being meaningful. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to introduce a multiparty calibration algorithm, while previous work in the area focused on pairwise calibration. The paper further introduces a supporting prototype implemented over Android, and related experiment in the context of noise sensing. We show that the proposed multiparty calibration system enhances the accuracy of the mobile noise sensing application.
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Francoise Sailhan, Valérie Issarny, Otto Tavares Nascimento. Opportunistic Multiparty Calibration for Robust Participatory Sensing. MASS 2017 - IEEE 14th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems, Oct 2017, Orlando, United States. ⟨hal-01599377⟩



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