Orientation-awareness and wireless systems

D. Tunon, J. F. Chamberland, G. H. Huff

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2 Scopus citations


This work explores the potential benefits of orientation awareness in wireless systems in the context of source localization. Precise and reliable inertial measurement units have become a standard feature on almost all smartphones available today, and they are becoming increasingly popular for other devices as well. The measurements provided by such sensors can be employed as side information in a number of application scenarios, including inference. Indeed, orientation information combined with the asymmetry of antenna radiation patterns can lead to substantial performance gains in localization algorithms. This article focuses on source localization based on received signal strength. Improvements are assessed from both a theoretical and an experimental perspective. Reported findings offer supporting evidence to the claim that orientation-awareness can improve performance in a significant manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Information Theory and Applications Workshop, ITA 2015 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479971954
StatePublished - Oct 27 2015
EventInformation Theory and Applications Workshop, ITA 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Feb 1 2015Feb 6 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Information Theory and Applications Workshop, ITA 2015 - Conference Proceedings


ConferenceInformation Theory and Applications Workshop, ITA 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems


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