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Improving Positioning Algorithm Based on RSSI

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Nowadays, a large number of positioning studies based on RSSI technology mainly focused on the coordinate position by measuring the distance using the certain algorithm. The difference between calculated distance and real distance became rather lager due to the poor solution to improve the impact of environment to RSSI, and the bad repeatability. Resulting in the inaccuracy of positioning. According to the RSSI distance measurement technology and Zigbee communication technology, this paper investigated the distance between the unknown node and anchor node based on the “RSSI-Distance”. As the distance was less than 10 m or not, the position can be calculated by the “Mini-Max Positioning Method” or “Maximum Likelihood Estimation Method”, respectively. The results showed that this accuracy of this positioning system can be limited within 3 m.

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This paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. U1504602), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation(Grant No. 2015M572141), Science and Technology Plan Projects of Henan Province (Grant No. 162102310147). Education Department of Henan Province Science and Technology Key Project Funding (Grant No. 14A520065). Research Innovation Foundation of Zhoukou Normal University (zknuA201408) and Introduction of Zhoukou Normal University scientific research grants project (ZKNU2014124). Key Scientific and Technological Research Projects in Henan Province (Grand No. 192102210125). In addition, the authors also will thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions.

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Ding, X., Dong, S. Improving Positioning Algorithm Based on RSSI. Wireless Pers Commun 110, 1947–1961 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-019-06821-0

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  • ZigBee
  • CC2530
  • RSSI
  • Wireless sensor network
  • Positioning technology