Antenna Design for Angle of Arrival Measurement in Access Control Applications

University essay from KTH/Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS)

Abstract: The Bluetooth direction finding working group proposed functionalities to the Bluetooth core that can realize Angle of Arrival estimations using interferometry. The technology can be employed to develop new access control applications. Following previous findings in Englund (2018), the purpose of this project is to investigate the feasibility of such systems when antennas are being used. The goal is to design a matchbox size antenna array which can be used by the system to distinguish between two sides in an inside-outside scenario. A number of antennas were designed, simulated and tested on a prototype. While the simulations results were consistent with the theory, the prototype measurements were not. However, it is shown that it is possible to estimate between inside and outside.

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