Although signal strength based techniques are widely employed for WLAN localization, they generally suffer from providing highly accurate location information. In this paper, we first present the general shortcomings of the signal strength based approaches used for WLANbased localization and then state reasons why time-of-flight could be an attractive alternative. We subsequently analyze the feasibility of using time-of-flight technique for WLAN localization by synchronizing the clock using Network Time Protocol (NTP) as well as measuring the time at (i) network layer level, (ii) data link layer level, and (iii) firmware level. We conclude that at present using TOF is not a feasible approach because of the limitation of current hardware and protocols.
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||Centrum voor Telematica en Informatie Technologie|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2006|
|Name||CTIT Technical Report Series|
|Publisher||Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente|
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Kavitha Muthukrishnan, K., Koprinkov, G. T., Meratnia, N., & Lijding, M. E. M. (2006). Using time-of-flight for WLAN localization: feasibility study. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 06-28). Enschede: Centrum voor Telematica en Informatie Technologie.