RSS-Based Ranging by Multichannel RSS Averaging

Abstract

This letter shows that the accuracy of Radio Signal Strength (RSS)-based ranging can be increased by averaging RSS samples collected on different RF channels. Starting from a multi-cluster propagation model, the analysis shows that Multi Channel RSS Average (MCRA) can indeed reduce the component of the RSS variability due to self-interference produced by strong and quasi-static multipath replicas of the received signal, while it is ineffective against fading components caused by obstacles blockage. The theory is backed up by a set of experimental results obtained in different scenarios that confirm the capability of MCRA to effectively reduce RSS variability and increase RSS-based ranging accuracy. The final version of this manuscript has appeared in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol.3, no.1, pp.10,13, February 2014 Available online: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6648515 DOI: 10.1109/WCL.2013.100913.130631

DOI: 10.1109/WCL.2013.100913.130631

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@article{Zanella2014RSSBasedRB, title={RSS-Based Ranging by Multichannel RSS Averaging}, author={Andrea Zanella and Andrea Bardella}, journal={IEEE Wireless Commun. Letters}, year={2014}, volume={3}, pages={10-13} }