Survey of energy efficient tracking and localization techniques in buildings using optical and wireless communication media

Tom M. Bruintjes, Andre B.J. Kokkeler, Georgios Karagiannis, Gerard J. M. Smit

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a survey of beamforming, beamsteering and mobile tracking techniques. The survey was made in the context of the SOWICI project. The aim of this project is to reduce power consumption of data exchanging devices within houses. An optical fiber network is used for data transport to and from rooms whereas wireless transceivers communicate with appliances within the rooms. Using this approach, the aim is to reduce power consumption and exposure to electromagnetic radiation. To realize this, beamforming will be used to only radiate energy in, and receive signals from, the direction of interest. Because appliances within households can move, some of them even relatively fast, the pointing direction of the beam should be steerable. The pointing direction can be deduced from the communication link (beamsteering) or via separate mobile tracking techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMultiple Access Communications
    Subtitle of host publication5th International Workshop, MACOM 2012, Maynooth, Ireland, November 19-20, 2012. Proceedings
    EditorsBoris Bellalta, Alexey Vinel, Magnus Jonsson, Jaume Barcelo, Roman Maslennikov, Periklis Chatzimisios, David Malone
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages60-74
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-34976-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-34975-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2012
    Event5th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications, MACOM 2012 - Maynooth, Ireland
    Duration: 19 Nov 201220 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume7642
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference5th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications, MACOM 2012
    Abbreviated titleMACOM
    CountryIreland
    CityMaynooth
    Period19/11/1220/11/12

    Keywords

    • EWI-22723
    • Beam-forming
    • IR-83463
    • METIS-293261
    • mobile tracking
    • beamsteering

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