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Indoor Radio Propagation Survey At A Major UK Airport

19 November 2017

Providing valuable information for planning an IoT sensor network installation - e.g. how many hubs/gateways would be required to cover a set of areas, and where they should be located, the ASH team recently designed and performed a propagation survey of a major UK airport. 

Key innovations:
Indoor positioning referred to building floorplan drawings - meant GPS, Bluetooth beacons, accelerometers etc were not required.

Interactive visualisations, as snail-trail or area heatmaps, were overlaid onto floor-plans via Google Maps in a web browser.

Using a solution developed entirely in-house, using ASH's proven skills in radio design, data analysis and software, meant it was easily adapted and customised to meet a particular customer's requirements.

Based on low-cost COTS hardware - translated to a lower price for the service than competitors who deploy expensive dedicated survey systems (e.g. PCTel SeeHawk).

This service could also be used to map Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons, WiFi coverage, mobile-phone network coverage within buildings, ...

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