A Study of WLAN RSSI Based Distance Measurement Using EEMD

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Journal Article
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2013, 3 (8), pp. 5 - 10
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Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) was deemed that it is not applicable for WLAN localization directly, as it is highly influenced by environment and limited by the measurement device. This distortion must be avoided to improve RSSI based distance measurement accuracy. Some method has been introduced to achieve this purpose such as Statistical Mean Value Model (SMVM) and Gauss Model (GM). This paper studies a new method namely Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD) to process RSSI. A WLAN infrastructure includes one transmitter and one receiver was setup in outdoor and indoor environment to evaluate the performance of this method. The experiment consists of two aspects of transmitter movement reproduction and error analysis followed by a performance comparison with other well-known existing methods. Based on the experiment result, EEMD can efficiently normalize the RSSI reading related to distance and reproduce the movement of transmitter. In addition, EEMD presented more valid accuracy in outdoor environment than indoor environment.
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