Radio Communication Protocols in a History Aware Device-free Passive (DfP) Localisation

  • Gabriel Deak
  • Kevin Curran
  • Joan Condell
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 102)


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 communication protocols such as Radiogram Protocol, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and User Datagram Protocol (UDP), outlining the possibility of using these protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Radiograms/histograms and historical data are new concepts in a DfP scenario which can improve the accuracy of location estimation in DfP Localisation.


Wireless Sensor Network Transmission Control Protocol Receive Signal Strength Indicator User Datagram Protocol Token Bucket 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Deak
    • 1
  • Kevin Curran
    • 1
  • Joan Condell
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent System Research CentreDerryN. Ireland, UK

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