Alessandro Cidronali

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— Motivated by recent interest in directional antennas for WSNs, we propose a Four-Beam Patch Antenna (FBPA) designed to meet the size, cost and complexity constraints of sensor nodes. We use in-field experiments with COTS motes to demonstrate substantial benefits to WSN applications. Used outdoors, the FBPA extends the communication range from 140m to more(More)
—We propose an RF-based localization system that works using a single anchor node. The anchor is equipped with a switched-beam directional antenna that is installed on the ceiling of a room and collects signal strength information sufficient for absolute 2D target positioning. Indoor measurements are used to show satisfactory localization results with(More)
— Switched Beam Antennas support radio positioning via Angle Of Arrival (AOA) information collected from nearby devices. Using an analytical approach, first we present the Cramér–Rao Bound (CRB) for AOA estimates using identically and equally spaced antenna elements. Then we analyze the results to devise design guidelines for improved AOA estimation. The(More)
Existing global positioning systems (GPS) applications are normally denied in indoor environments where, in spite of this limitation, a number of interesting applications are evolving into commercial products. At present, for indoor positioning, there are few cost-effective alternatives to GPS. One promising approach is based on the received signal strength(More)
In last years the interest in indoor localization techniques is grown very quickly: due to huge increase of interest in domotic technologies and to fast improvement of capabilities for mobile devices, which are becoming always-connected support points for standard users, the capability of making spatial data-contextualization has become an important point(More)
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