SWAN: Stitched Wi-Fi ANtennas

Published in MobiCom'18, 2018

Recommended citation: Xie, Yaxiong, Yanbo Zhang, Jansen Christian Liando, and Mo Li. "SWAN: Stitched Wi-Fi ANtennas." In Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, pp. 51-66. 2018. https://wands.sg/publications/full_list/papers/MobiCom_18_1.pdf

This paper presents our experience in designing, implementing, testing, and applying a general-purpose antenna extension solution with commodity Wi-Fi. The proposed solution, SWAN, builds an array of stitched antennas extended from the radio chains of commodity Wi-Fi. SWAN has low hardware cost and provides easy-to-use interfaces embedded in the Linux kernel. Two application cases for wireless sensing and communication are presented that proves the usefulness of the solution. SWAN is able to provide over 3× performance improvement on Wi-Fi azimuth estimation and localization and over 30% improvement on Wi-Fi throughput over original Wi-Fi AP with three fixed antennas.

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BibTeX:

@inproceedings{xie2018swan,
  title={SWAN: Stitched Wi-Fi ANtennas},
  author={Xie, Yaxiong and Zhang, Yanbo and Liando, Jansen Christian and Li, Mo},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking},
  pages={51--66},
  year={2018}
}