Proximity detection protocols for IoT devices

Leoni, Elia (2023) Proximity detection protocols for IoT devices, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria elettronica, telecomunicazioni e tecnologie dell'informazione, 35 Ciclo. DOI 10.48676/unibo/amsdottorato/11030.
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In recent years, we have witnessed the growth of the Internet of Things paradigm, with its increased pervasiveness in our everyday lives. The possible applications are diverse: from a smartwatch able to measure heartbeat and communicate it to the cloud, to the device that triggers an event when we approach an exhibit in a museum. Present in many of these applications is the Proximity Detection task: for instance the heartbeat could be measured only when the wearer is near to a well defined location for medical purposes or the touristic attraction must be triggered only if someone is very close to it. Indeed, the ability of an IoT device to sense the presence of other devices nearby and calculate the distance to them can be considered the cornerstone of various applications, motivating research on this fundamental topic. The energy constraints of the IoT devices are often in contrast with the needs of continuous operations to sense the environment and to achieve high accurate distance measurements from the neighbors, thus making the design of Proximity Detection protocols a challenging task.

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Leoni, Elia
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Proximity Detection; Ultra-Wide Band; Internet-of-Things
Data di discussione
19 Giugno 2023

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