Title: Near-floor short-range radio link measurements and modelling at 915/2400 MHz in indoor corridors for wireless sensor networks

Authors: Balachander Dhanavanthan; T. Rama Rao; P. Dhanavanthan

Addresses: Department of Telecommunication Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu 603 203, India ' Department of Telecommunication Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu 603 203, India ' Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 605 014, India

Abstract: The advancement in wireless communication and sensor technologies has made it necessary to understand and predict the radio frequency (RF) propagation losses at near-floor and short-range for low powered, randomly deployable wireless sensor communications/networks. Very few models exist for planning and deployment of randomly deployable wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Most of them require extensive mathematical calculations and an in-depth knowledge of the environment. A simple linear regression (LR) based model for near-floor, short-range in indoor corridor environments in a high raised building for Wireless Sensor Communication is proposed using received signal strength (RSS) measurements at 915 and 2400 MHz utilising RF equipment and Matlab simulations. On the basis of the results of repeated measurements and modelling, the proposed LR model is observed to be suitable for prediction of short-range, near-floor path loss (PL) in line-of-sight (LoS) conditions at very low antenna heights in indoor corridors.

Keywords: radio frequency propagation losses; short-range radio links; linear regression; path loss exponent; WSNs; wireless sensor networks; near-floor radio links; high rise buildings; received signal strength; RSS measurements; simulation; modelling; indoor corridors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2015.067859

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2015 Vol.17 No.2, pp.73 - 81

Received: 14 Apr 2013
Accepted: 04 Sep 2013

Published online: 07 Mar 2015 *

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