Modelling indoor propagation for WSN deployment in smart building

J. S. C. Turner, L. M. Kamarudin, D. L. Ndzi, A. Harun, A. Zakaria, A. Y. M. Shakaff, A. R. M. Saad, S. M. Mamduh

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This paper models the signal strength measurements at 2.4 GHz in indoor environment. The received signal strength indicator (RSSI) measurement is used to investigate the wireless network coverage in a real office environment where obstacles such as furniture are present. From this experiment, a mapping is created to determine the suitable positions for a short range sensor nodes deployment for sensing humidity, temperature, human movement, etc. The purpose is to evaluate the suitable area for WSN deployments using RF signal and to minimize the number of sensor nodes required for data gathering and monitoring applications. The result shows that through adequate planning of WSN nodes, good radio coverage and efficient monitoring can be achieved for greener building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 2nd International Conference on Electronic Design, ICED 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961030
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2014
Event2014 2nd International Conference on Electronic Design, ICED 2014 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Aug 201421 Aug 2014


Conference2014 2nd International Conference on Electronic Design, ICED 2014


  • indoor propagation modeling
  • RF propagation
  • RSSI
  • WSN deployment

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