11. Fundamentals of Received Signal Strength-Based Position Location

  1. Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat1 and
  2. R. Michael Buehrer2
  1. Jeong Heon Lee and
  2. R. Michael Buehrer

Published Online: 6 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118104750.ch11

Handbook of Position Location: Theory, Practice, and Advances

Handbook of Position Location: Theory, Practice, and Advances

How to Cite

Lee, J. H. and Buehrer, R. M. (2011) Fundamentals of Received Signal Strength-Based Position Location, in Handbook of Position Location: Theory, Practice, and Advances (eds S. A. (. Zekavat and R. M. Buehrer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118104750.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA

  2. 2

    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470943427

Online ISBN: 9781118104750

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Keywords:

  • position location;
  • proximity-based positioning;
  • radio frequency (RF) fingerprinting method;
  • range-based localization techniques;
  • received signal strength (RSS);
  • wireless networks

Summary

Position location has recently been of significant interest in wireless networks due to its crucial role in an increasing number of applications. This chapter addresses the fundamental aspects of location estimation based on received signal strength (RSS) measurements. Specifically, it gives an overview of RSS-based position location including major techniques and primary sources of error. While the chapter introduces radio frequency (RF) fingerprinting and proximity-based nonparametric methods, of particular interest in the chapter are range-based localization techniques using a statistical radio propagation model. It discusses their geometric interpretations, solutions, achievable location accuracy, and optimal/practical estimators. The chapter shows via simulation results the effect of spatially correlated shadow fading, the number of anchor nodes, and path loss (PL) rate.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

position measurement; radio frequency; wireless networks