Mampi-uwb—multipath-assisted device-free localization with magnitude and phase information with uwb transceivers

Marco Cimdins*, Sven Ole Schmidt, Horst Hellbrück

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit


In this paper, we propose a multipath-assisted device-free localization (DFL) system that includes magnitude and phase information (MAMPI). The DFL system employs ultra-wideband (UWB) channel impulse response (CIR) measurements, enabling the extraction of several multipath components (MPCs) and thereby benefits from multipath propagation. We propose a radio propagation model that calculates the effect on the received signal based on the position of a person within a target area. Additionally, we propose a validated error model for the measurements and explain the creation of different feature vectors and extraction of the MPCs from Decawave DW1000 CIR measurements. We evaluate the system via simulations of the position error probability and a measurement setup in an indoor scenario. We compare the performance of MAMPI to a conventional DFL system based on four sensor nodes that measures radio signal strength values. The combination of the magnitude and phase differences for the feature vectors results in a position error probability that is comparable to a conventional system but requires only two sensor nodes.

ZeitschriftSensors (Switzerland)
Seiten (von - bis)1-23
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 02.12.2020


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