AuthorsK. Sayrafian-Pour and D. Kaspar
TitleIndoor Positioning Using Spatial Power Spectrum
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2005
Conference Name16th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
Pagination2722 - 2726
ISBN Number9783800729098

A simple technique to estimate the position of a given mobile source inside a building is based on the received signal strength. For this methodology to have a reasonable accuracy, radio visibility of the mobile by at least three access points is required. To reduce the number of the required access points and therefore, simplify the underlying coverage design problem, we propose a new scheme that takes into account the distribution of RF energy around the receiver. In other words, we assume that the receiver is equipped with a circular antenna with beamforming capability. In this way, the spatial spectrum of the received power can be measured by rotating the antenna beam around the 360-degree field of view. This spatial spectrum can be used by a single receiver as a mean for estimating the position of a mobile transmitter. In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of this methodology, and show the improvement achieved in the positioning accuracy.

Citation KeySimula.ND.106