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Wi-Fi 802.11 based mobile robotics positioning system

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Misior (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Shan Suthaharan

Abstract: "This thesis provides a method for finding a location of a mobile robot based on the signal strengths obtained from the IEEE 802.11 standard wireless Access Points. In this method a set of eight signal loss functions is proposed to enable the robot to determine its current distance and direction using its known location of the Access Points. Recently a series of techniques have been proposed to address this problem, however they require a significantly larger number of data signals to determine the robot's current location. The experimental results show that the proposed approach provides better or equal accuracy of location to the existing approaches with an added advantage of the reduced computational complexity. Another advantage is that this positioning system can also be applied to the standard mobile clients using the wireless network."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
mobile robot, signal strengths, IEEE 802.11 standard wireless Access Points
Subjects
Wireless communication systems
Mobile communication systems
Robots--Control systems