Position Estimation of Wireless Access Point Using Directional Antennas

  • Hirokazu Satoh
  • Seigo Ito
  • Nobuo Kawaguchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3479)


In recent years, wireless LAN technologies have experienced unprecedented growth, and new services and problems have occurred. In this paper, we propose a position estimation technique using directional antennas to assist the detection of wireless access points. Using an asymmetric model for estimation, our technique can radicalize probability distribution quicker than using a symmetric model. Our technique consists of three steps. The first measures the current position of the user, the direction of the antenna and the received signal strength of a target wireless access point. The second step estimates the position of the wireless access point from measured data using a signal strength model based on directivity. And the final step presents estimated results that assist the user. These steps are repeated for real-time assistance. We also conducted an evaluation experiments to clarify the effectiveness of our proposed technique.


Access Point Receive Signal Strength Position Estimation Error Distance Directional Antenna 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirokazu Satoh
    • 1
  • Seigo Ito
    • 1
  • Nobuo Kawaguchi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Information Technology CenterNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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