Mitigation of the Ground Reflection Effect in Real-Time Locating Systems

  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Juan F. De Paz
  • Cristian I. Pinzón
  • Javier Bajo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 91)


Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) are one of the most promising applications based on Wireless Sensor Networks and represent a currently growing market. However, accuracy in indoor RTLS is still a problem requiring novel solutions. One of the main challenges is to deal with the problems that arise from the effects of the propagation of radio frequency waves, such as attenuation, diffraction, reflection and scattering. These effects can lead to other undesired problems, such as multipath and the ground reflection effect. This paper presents an innovative mathematical model for improving the accuracy of RTLS, focusing on the mitigation of the ground reflection effect by using Artificial Neural Networks.


Wireless Sensor Networks Real-Time Locating Systems Ground Reflection Effect Artificial Neural Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 1
  • Juan F. De Paz
    • 1
  • Cristian I. Pinzón
    • 1
  • Javier Bajo
    • 1
  1. 1.Computers and Automation DepartmentUniversity of SalamancaSpain

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