Accurate and precise distance estimation using WiFi

Accurate and inexpensive indoor localization is required in many applications, such as tracking objects in a warehouse. State-of-the-art wireless technologies which are typically used for indoor localization, such as BLE and UWB, now support Phase-Difference of Arrival (PDoA). This feature has shown to provide good accuracy distance estimation for BLE but has not been tested yet for WiFi. Your job is to implement and test a PDoAbased WiFi ranging system.

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Student Target Groups:

  • Students in ICE/Telematics, Electronics and related.

Thesis Type:

  • Master Thesis

Required Prior Knowledge:

  • Good programming skills:
  • Interest for new tools and technologies

Goals and Tasks:

  • To precisely and accurately estimate distance between two devices using Multi-Carrier Phase Difference of Arrival with WiFi (IEEE 802.11n)
  • Compare with existing state-of-the-art alternatives

Duration in months

  • 6 months


  • As soon as possible