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Machine Learning calibration of Angle of Arrival methods based on different experimental Unified Linear and Rectified Array measurements

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posted on 05.04.2021, 06:39 by Timon MerkTimon Merk, Mohamad Abou Nasa, Farshid Rezai, Peter Karlsson, Matthias Mahlig
Generic Angle of Arrival methods for indoor positioning are highly affected by specific antenna and environment scenarios through design impurities or multipathcomponent propagations. Here we acquired a large dataset of four different antenna designs in three different measurement environments with >140000 snapshots obtained from Bluetooth 5.1 receiver. Using the spatial power spectral densities of the PDDA angle of arrival algorithm as feature set for a small Random Forest model, we could show that angle estimation performances for all antennas in all measured environments were significantly improved (PDDA MAE >16 vs RF MAE < 3). Based on the small model size the proposed architecture can be implemented in microcontroller applications for super resolution angle of arrival applications.

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Email Address of Submitting Author

timon.merk@u-blox.com

ORCID of Submitting Author

0000-0003-3011-2612

Submitting Author's Institution

u-blox Berlin GmbH

Submitting Author's Country

Germany