A passive tracking system with decimeter-level accuracy using IEEE 802.11 signals

Navod Suraweera, Shenghong Li, Mark Johnson, Iain B. Collings, Stephen V. Hanly, Wei Ni, Mark Hedley

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel passive tracking system to localize a moving target using asynchronous self-locating receivers, which passively listen to the IEEE 802.11 signals transmitted by the target. We have developed passive single-antenna IEEE 802.11ac receivers that estimate time-difference-of-arrival (TDoA) between multipath components at each receiver, and as such, they do not depend on synchronization between the target and the receivers. We have developed a new localization algorithm based on particle filtering (PF), which completes its execution in real-time within 1 s for each target location to be estimated. The performance is demonstrated experimentally and shown to have a target localization error below 30 cm for all the target locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MilCIS)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538657607
ISBN (Print)9781538657614
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, MilCIS 2018 - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 13 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

Conference

Conference2018 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, MilCIS 2018
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period13/11/1815/11/18

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    Suraweera, N., Li, S., Johnson, M., Collings, I. B., Hanly, S. V., Ni, W., & Hedley, M. (2018). A passive tracking system with decimeter-level accuracy using IEEE 802.11 signals. In 2018 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MilCIS) (pp. 1-6). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/MilCIS.2018.8574112