History Aware Device-Free Passive (DFP) Localisation

Gabriel Deak, K Curran, Joan Condell

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A novel Device-free Passive (DfP) Localisation technique that monitors wireless communications and location dependent signal characteristics is presented in this paper. The human body contains more than 70% water which is causing variances in the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) measurements. DfP is a technique to detect a person without the need for any physical devices i.e. tags or sensors. This paper focuses on communicationprotocols such as Radiogram Protocol, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and User Datagram Protocol (UDP), outlining the possibility of using these protocols in WirelessSensor Networks (WSNs). Histograms and historical data are new concepts in a DfP scenario which can improve the accuracy of location estimation in DfP Localisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-30
JournalImage Processing and Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Mar 2012


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