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Source Location Estimation Using Phaseless Measurements with the Modulated Scattering Technique for Indoor Wireless Environments

By Jung-Hwan Choi, Byoung-Yong Park, and Seong-Ook Park
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 14, 197-212, 2010


This paper proposes a technique of the source location estimation with the modulated scattering technique (MST) for indoor wireless environments. The uniform circular scatterer array (UCSA) that consist of five optically modulated scatterers as array elements and a dipole antenna at the center of the UCSA is employed for estimating a source location from the impinging signal. In contrast with a conventional uniform circular array (UCA), the proposed method using the MST needs only one RF path. Also, the plane-wave assumption of the impinging signal is not necessary for an array signal processing because the proposed method is based on a phaseless measurement. Therefore, the proposed method can be applied in short-range LOS and NLOS environments that the plane-wave signal cannot be formed. A source location is estimated by using a simple estimation algorithm based on the power difference of the scattering signals modulated by two scatterers on the UCSA. The power difference is caused by different propagation losses between a source and each scatterer. The performance of the proposed method is demonstrated by measuring the angles of the incoming signals in the anechoic chamber and by comparing the estimated angles with the simulated results.


Jung-Hwan Choi, Byoung-Yong Park, and Seong-Ook Park, "Source Location Estimation Using Phaseless Measurements with the Modulated Scattering Technique for Indoor Wireless Environments," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 14, 197-212, 2010.


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