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On the Feasibility of Using IEEE 802.11ad mmWave for Accurate Object Detection

Ajorloo, Hossein and Sreenan, Cormac J. and Loch, Adrian and Widmer, Joerg (2019) On the Feasibility of Using IEEE 802.11ad mmWave for Accurate Object Detection. In: The 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2019), 8-12 April 2019, Limassol, Cyprus.

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Abstract

Millimeter wave (mmWave) bands are considered highly for localization and object detection. In this paper we assess the potential of commercial IEEE 802.11ad mmWave equipment to offer accurate object detection, ultimately providing models of the physical environment. Unlike solutions using bespoke mmWave equipment for detection, the use of IEEE 802.11ad ensures a low-cost system, and one in which detection can be integrated with communication, creating potential for innovative applications. Our approach is to build a laboratory testbed in which we capture reflected mmWave signals that are generated and transmitted by a commercial offthe-shelf (COTS) IEEE 802.11ad mmWave device. From the measured channel impulse response, we measured the distance from the mmWave transceiver to the objects in the environment, by some simple signal processing techniques. By knowing the angle of mmWave departure/arrival and this measured distance, we can develop a 2D model of the physical environment. We report on the achieved accuracy, which is 2cm in most experiments, and discuss technology limitations and research opportunities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
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Depositing User: Francisco Javier Hervas
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 06:47
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 06:47
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/1950

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