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ThinkMind // ICWMC 2011, The Seventh International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications // View article icwmc_2011_11_10_20224


Near Field Sensing in Wireless LANs

Authors:
Wolfgang Narzt
Heinrich Schmitzberger

Keywords: Near Field Sensing; Interaction Zones; Wireless LAN

Abstract:
Miscellaneous WLAN-based localization methods focus on preferably precise location estimation and tracking. However, the infrastructure of a WLAN system can also be utilized for relative spatial assessment within discrete zones, not using a reference coordinate system. This paper proposes a WLAN-based localization prototype that is capable of unambiguously distinguishing detached interaction zones, allowing applications to imitate near field communication (NFC). Operation is accomplished by customary mobile devices not equipped with NFC technology but a WLAN interface. A prototypical payment scenario at cash-desks in a store proves the concept, where customers are required to securely show their electronic store card, i.e., bring their mobile device into a near, non-interfering zone to their cashier. The paper provides measured figures revealing clearly distinguishable interaction zones in WLAN environments.

Pages: 231 to 236

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2011

Publication date: June 19, 2011

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4219

ISBN: 978-1-61208-140-3

Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Dates: from June 19, 2011 to June 24, 2011

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