Bounds on range-resolution degradation using RSSI measurements

TitleBounds on range-resolution degradation using RSSI measurements
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsF Bouchereau, and D Brady
Conference NameIeee International Conference on Communications
Date Published01/2004

In this paper, we investigate the fundamental loss of ranging resolution using received signal strength indicator (RSSI) observations relative to unprocessed received signal (URS) measurements. Unlike previous work, this is done for a single propagation model that accounts for large-scale (log-normal) fading and small-scale (multipath) fading effects. Further, this contribution fully accounts for the temporal correlation of the log-normal attenuation and the multipath channel, which previous work has ignored. Cramer Rao bounds on the estimates of range will give us a complete description of the effects of data reduction (through RSSI observations), multipath, and random attenuation on the estimates of range.