Ad Hoc Networks. 9th International Conference, AdHocNets 2017, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, September 28–29, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Evaluation of a Location Reporting System for mmWave Communication

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-74439-1_16,
        author={Yudong Fang and Wilson Tsang and Bernard Doray and Yonghong Huang},
        title={Evaluation of a Location Reporting System for mmWave Communication},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. 9th International Conference, AdHocNets 2017, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, September 28--29, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={Position system mmWave communication Google Tango Data fusion Sampling alignment data processing Error analysis},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-74439-1_16}
    }
    
  • Yudong Fang
    Wilson Tsang
    Bernard Doray
    Yonghong Huang
    Year: 2018
    Evaluation of a Location Reporting System for mmWave Communication
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74439-1_16
Yudong Fang1,*, Wilson Tsang2,*, Bernard Doray1,*, Yonghong Huang1,*
  • 1: Communications Research Centre Canada
  • 2: Waterloo University
*Contact email: yudong.fang@canada.ca, w.tsang96@gmail.com, bernard.doray@canada.ca, yonghong.huang@canada.ca

Abstract

This paper presents a sampling alignment data processing (SADP) methodology for un-synchronized data to evaluate the precision and accuracy of a positioning system (the Google Tango system); this location system is used to control beams of directional antennas for a 5th generation communication system using millimeter Wave (mmWave) links. The test mathematical model is described in details to derive the sampling alignment data processing. The SADP is used to evaluate the indoor and outdoor scenarios for the Google Tango position system, and we conclude that the Tango system precision is impacted by the tester’s behaviors, environment characteristics, and weather conditions. The evaluation results show the suitability of the Tango system as a location reporting system for our mmWave communication system.