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Statistical validation of WLAN range calculated with propagation models for industrial environments by chipset-level received signal strength measurements

Emmeric Tanghe UGent, Wout Joseph UGent, Leen Verloock UGent, Luc Martens UGent, Henk Capoen, Kobe Van Herwegen and Tom Buysschaert (2009) IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY. 3(3). p.244-255
abstract
The wireless range of an IEEE 802.11b/g system as predicted by an empirical model for path loss and temporal fading is validated statistically by measurements of the received signal strength or RSS reported by WLAN monitoring software. This validation is made for indoor industrial environments. In this work, a comparison between a link budget based on industrial propagation models and site surveys executed with WLAN monitoring software is made for two types of industrial environments, namely production centres and warehouses, and for three practically important 802.11b/g data rates of 2, 11 and 18 Mbps. In general, wireless ranges calculated with the link budget and extracted from the site survey measurements are in good agreement. An important finding is that in production centres, the site survey measurements show severe attenuation of the 802.11b/g signal in the presence of large obstacles with approximately the same height as the access point. This phenomenon can cause a noticeable overestimation of the real wireless range by the link budget. Furthermore, it is shown that changing the receiving antenna's height between 0.5, 1.5 and 2 m has only very limited effect on the wireless range.
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Channels
journal title
IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY
IET Sci. Meas. Technol.
volume
3
issue
3
pages
244 - 255
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000266405800007
JCR category
ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC
JCR impact factor
0.706 (2009)
JCR rank
154/244 (2009)
JCR quartile
3 (2009)
ISSN
1751-8822
DOI
10.1049/iet-smt:20080024
language
English
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yes
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A1
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765313
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-765313
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2009-10-19 14:37:51
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  abstract     = {The wireless range of an IEEE 802.11b/g system as predicted by an empirical model for path loss and temporal fading is validated statistically by measurements of the received signal strength or RSS reported by WLAN monitoring software. This validation is made for indoor industrial environments. In this work, a comparison between a link budget based on industrial propagation models and site surveys executed with WLAN monitoring software is made for two types of industrial environments, namely production centres and warehouses, and for three practically important 802.11b/g data rates of 2, 11 and 18 Mbps. In general, wireless ranges calculated with the link budget and extracted from the site survey measurements are in good agreement. An important finding is that in production centres, the site survey measurements show severe attenuation of the 802.11b/g signal in the presence of large obstacles with approximately the same height as the access point. This phenomenon can cause a noticeable overestimation of the real wireless range by the link budget. Furthermore, it is shown that changing the receiving antenna's height between 0.5, 1.5 and 2 m has only very limited effect on the wireless range.},
  author       = {Tanghe, Emmeric and Joseph, Wout and Verloock, Leen and Martens, Luc and Capoen, Henk and Van Herwegen, Kobe and Buysschaert, Tom},
  issn         = {1751-8822},
  journal      = {IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT \& TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {Channels},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {244--255},
  title        = {Statistical validation of WLAN range calculated with propagation models for industrial environments by chipset-level received signal strength measurements},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt:20080024},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Tanghe, Emmeric, Wout Joseph, Leen Verloock, Luc Martens, Henk Capoen, Kobe Van Herwegen, and Tom Buysschaert. 2009. “Statistical Validation of WLAN Range Calculated with Propagation Models for Industrial Environments by Chipset-level Received Signal Strength Measurements.” Iet Science Measurement & Technology 3 (3): 244–255.
APA
Tanghe, E., Joseph, W., Verloock, L., Martens, L., Capoen, H., Van Herwegen, K., & Buysschaert, T. (2009). Statistical validation of WLAN range calculated with propagation models for industrial environments by chipset-level received signal strength measurements. IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY, 3(3), 244–255.
Vancouver
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Tanghe E, Joseph W, Verloock L, Martens L, Capoen H, Van Herwegen K, et al. Statistical validation of WLAN range calculated with propagation models for industrial environments by chipset-level received signal strength measurements. IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY. 2009;3(3):244–55.
MLA
Tanghe, Emmeric, Wout Joseph, Leen Verloock, et al. “Statistical Validation of WLAN Range Calculated with Propagation Models for Industrial Environments by Chipset-level Received Signal Strength Measurements.” IET SCIENCE MEASUREMENT & TECHNOLOGY 3.3 (2009): 244–255. Print.