Enhancing Wi-Fi Signal Strength of a Dynamic Heterogeneous System Using a Mobile Robot Provider

  • Esther Rolf
  • Matt Whitlock
  • Byung-Cheol Min
  • Eric T. Matson

Abstract

Heterogeneous networks of humans, robots, and agents are becoming increasingly common. Clients of wireless networks have continuously changing requirements for providers. In this project, a system to provide a sufficient signal for clients of a network as conditions change is proposed and validated. The system is comprised of hardware features such as a mobile access point and three heterogeneous client devices, and a movement algorithm. The mobile provider’s autonomy is verified by the independence of initial position or orientation from success of the system. The system is designed for ease of reconfiguration; modularity in system design allows for advancements to be implemented simply and effectively.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Esther Rolf
    • 1
  • Matt Whitlock
    • 2
  • Byung-Cheol Min
    • 3
  • Eric T. Matson
    • 3
  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.The University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  3. 3.Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Lab, Department of Computer and Information TechnologyPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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