Next Article in Journal
Opto-Electronic Oscillators for Micro- and Millimeter Wave Signal Generation
Next Article in Special Issue
Machine Learning in Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Cities: A Survey
Previous Article in Journal
Optimization of Oxygen Plasma Treatment on Ohmic Contact for AlGaN/GaN HEMTs on High-Resistivity Si Substrate
Previous Article in Special Issue
A Framework for Component Selection Considering Dark Sides of Artificial Intelligence: A Case Study on Autonomous Vehicle
Article

Impact of People’s Movement on Wi-Fi Link Throughput in Indoor Propagation Environments: An Empirical Study

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Javid Taheri
Electronics 2021, 10(7), 856; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10070856
Received: 12 February 2021 / Revised: 29 March 2021 / Accepted: 31 March 2021 / Published: 3 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 10th Anniversary of Electronics: Advances in Networks)
There has been tremendous growth in the deployment of Wi-Fi 802.11-based networks in recent years. Many researchers have been investigating the performance of the Wi-Fi 802.11-based networks by exploring factors such as signal interference, radio propagation environments, and wireless protocols. However, exploring the effect of people’s movement on the Wi-Fi link throughout the performance is still a potential area yet to be explored. This paper investigates the impact of people’s movement on Wi-Fi link throughput. This is achieved by setting up experimental scenarios by using a pair of wireless laptops to file share where there is human movement between the two nodes. Wi-Fi link throughput is measured in an obstructed office block, laboratory, library, and suburban residential home environments. The collected data from the experimental study show that the performance difference between fixed and random human movement had an overall average of 2.21 ± 0.07 Mbps. Empirical results show that the impact of people’s movement (fixed and random people movements) on Wi-Fi link throughput is insignificant. The findings reported in this paper provide some insights into the effect of human movement on Wi-Fi throughputs that can help network planners for the deployment of next generation Wi-Fi systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: people movement; Wi-Fi throughput; experimental setups people movement; Wi-Fi throughput; experimental setups
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Sarkar, N.I.; Mussa, O.; Gul, S. Impact of People’s Movement on Wi-Fi Link Throughput in Indoor Propagation Environments: An Empirical Study. Electronics 2021, 10, 856. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10070856

AMA Style

Sarkar NI, Mussa O, Gul S. Impact of People’s Movement on Wi-Fi Link Throughput in Indoor Propagation Environments: An Empirical Study. Electronics. 2021; 10(7):856. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10070856

Chicago/Turabian Style

Sarkar, Nurul I., Osman Mussa, and Sonia Gul. 2021. "Impact of People’s Movement on Wi-Fi Link Throughput in Indoor Propagation Environments: An Empirical Study" Electronics 10, no. 7: 856. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10070856

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop