A Feasibility Study of RIP Using 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 Radios

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    This paper contains a feasibility study of Radio Interferometric Positioning (RIP) implemented on a widely used 2.4 GHz radio (CC2430). RIP is a relatively new localization technique that uses signal strength measurements. Although RIP outperforms other RSS-based localization techniques, it imposes a set of unique requirements on the used radios. Therefore, it is not surprising that all existing RIP implementations use the same radio (CC1000), which operates below the 1 GHz range. This paper analyzes to what extent the CC2430 complies with these requirements. This analysis shows that the CC2430 platform introduces large and dynamic sources of errors. Measurements with a CC2430 test bed in a line-of-sight indoor environment verify this. The measurements indicate that the existing RIP algorithm cannot cope with these types of errors, and will incur a relatively low accuracy of 3.1 meter. Based on these results, we made an initial implementation of a new algorithm, which can cope with these errors, and decreases this positioning error by a factor of two to 1.5 meter accuracy.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking, MELT '09
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7488-2
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2010
    EventMobile Entity Localization and Tracking, MELT 2009 - San Francisco, CA, USA
    Duration: 8 Nov 201012 Nov 2010

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    WorkshopMobile Entity Localization and Tracking, MELT 2009
    Other8-12 November 2010


    • IR-75801
    • METIS-276322
    • EWI-19454
    • Localization
    • Wireless Sensor Network

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