Behaviors of Antenna Polarization for RSSI Location Identification

Xu Huang, Mark Barralet, Dharmendra Sharma

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Abstract

Real-time position localization of moving objects in an indoor environment is an encouraging technology for realizing the vision of creating numerous novel location-aware services and applications in various market segments. An off the shelf development platform that uses radio signal strength indication (RSSI) based location tracking technique is studied. In this paper we investigate the affects of polarization on the accuracy of an indoor location tracking system. We present an approach to increase system accuracy based on this investigation. We established a model for determining range from RSSI and showed that the model fits our own experimental data. The model includes parameters used to account of environmental effects and we use the least squares method of determining the parameter values. Antenna polarization angle will affect RSSI and thus range accuracy. We empirically show that the model is still valid for polarization mismatch but with different environmental parameter values. A method based on semi-automated trail and error is proposed as a better method for selecting the environmental parameters. Using experimental data we show that if we adjust the model parameters to account for polarization angle then we can increase location accuracy. A practical solution for determining the polarization angle is with an accelerometer. The addition of an accelerometer could also be used to increase the battery life of the node.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Network Security, Wireless Communication and Trusted Computing
EditorsZhenbing Hu, Weiming Li
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages151-154
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780769536101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIEEE International Conference on Network Security, Wireless Communication and Trusted Computing - Wuhan, China
Duration: 25 Apr 200926 Apr 2009

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Network Security, Wireless Communication and Trusted Computing
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period25/04/0926/04/09

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