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Dil, B.J. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2010) RSS-based localization with different antenna orientations. In: Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ATNAC 2010 , 13 Oct - 3 Nov 2010, Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 13-18. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 978-1-4244-8171-2

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This paper analyzes the influence of the antenna orientation on the performance of Received Signal Strength (RSS) based localization algorithms. Existing RSS-based localization algorithms provide reliable results in environments with static sources of error. This paper analyzes the performance of three RSS-based algorithms in an environment with the antenna orientation as a dynamic source of error. We first experimentally verify that the antenna orientation has a large influence on the received signal strength by performing an extensive amount of measurements. As expected, these measurements show that the signal strength may vary more than a factor five under different antenna orientations. This paper shows that antenna orientations may decrease the performance of optimally calibrated RSS-based localization algorithms by as much as 32%, from 1.8 to 2.65 meter. In addition, it shows that improper calibration of the antenna orientation may decrease the accuracy by 64%, from 1.9 to 3.1 meter.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-PS: Pervasive Systems
Research Program:CTIT-WiSe: Wireless and Sensor Systems
Research Project:SENSEI: Integrating the PhySical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future
Uncontrolled Keywords:Localization, Wireless Sensor Network, Signal strength
ID Code:19456
Deposited On:25 January 2011
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