Wi-Fi Direction Finding with Frequency-Scanned Antenna and Channel-Hopping Scheme

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IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Fecha: 01 January 2021
  • ISSN: 15581748 1530437X
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2021.3122232
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
IEEEA novel and simple technique for Direction of Arrival (DoA) estimation in 802.11 Wi-Fi networks is proposed. It is based on the use of a dual-port frequency-beam scanning antenna, which is connected to single MIMO access point. By simply performing a channel hopping scheme and acquiring Received Signal Strength Information (RSSI) from each channel, the DoA can be estimated in a wide Field of View of 180° with a mean angular error of 5°. Due to its simplicity, a single commodity Wi-Fi AP can be used without the need of Channel State Information (CSI), or complex electronically reconfigurable or mechanically revolving antennas.

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