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J. Tervonen, M. Hartikainen, M. Heikkila and M. Koskela, "Applying and Comparing Two Measurement Approaches for the Estimation of Indoor WiFi Coverage," 2016 8th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), Larnaca, Cyprus, 2016, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1109/NTMS.2016.7792436

Applying and comparing two measurement approaches for the estimation of indoor WiFi coverage

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Author: Tervonen, Jouni1; Hartikainen, Markku2; Heikkilä, Marjo2;
Organizations: 1Oulu Southern Institute/RFMedia Laboratory, University of Oulu, Nivala, Finland
2RFMedia Laboratory, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Ylivieska, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-01-19


Radio coverage is a crucial component in any radio network design and deployment. In order to develop a design and deployment tool, we studied and utilized two different measurement approaches suitable for estimating indoor WiFi coverage. One of the tested approaches uses a handheld spectrum analyzer, while the other is a protocol-dependent method using standard Windows API calls. The applicability of these approaches is shown and the pros and cons of both measurement approaches are discussed based on visualization of the examples and comparison of the results. An analysis of the degree of dynamic radio channel effects for the observed differences between the two methods is also presented.

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Series: International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility, and Security
ISSN: 2157-4952
ISSN-E: 2157-4960
ISSN-L: 2157-4952
ISBN: 978-1-5090-2914-3
ISBN Print: 978-1-5090-2915-0
Pages: 1 - 4
DOI: 10.1109/NTMS.2016.7792436
Host publication: 2016 8th IFIP International conference on new technologies, mobility and security (NTMS). 21-23 Nov 2016
Conference: IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS)
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: EU Structural Funds, the Council of Oulu Region, the Kerttu Saalasti Foundation, Ylivieska Region, and Nivala-Haapajärvi Region
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