Using wireless ethernet for localization

Andrew M. Ladd, Kostas E. Bekris, Guillaume Marceau, Algis Rudys, Dan S. Wallach, Lydia E. Kavraki

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IEEE 802.11b wireless Ethernet is rapidly becoming the standard for in-building and short-range wireless communication. Many mobile devices such as mobile robots, lap-tops and PDAs already use this protocol for wireless communication. Many wireless Ethernet cards measure the signal strength of incoming packets. This paper investigates the feasibility of implementing a localization system using this sensor. Using a Bayesian localization framework, we show experiments demonstrating that off-the-shelf wireless hardware can accurately be used for location sensing and tracking with about one meter precision in a wireless-enabled office building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number69
Pages (from-to)402-408
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications


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