This paper firstly presents the benefits and critical challenges on the use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for crowd data collection and monitoring. The major challenges include antenna characteristics, environment's complexity and scanning features. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are compared in this paper in terms of architecture, discovery time, popularity of use and signal strength. Type of antennas used and the environment's complexity such as trees for outdoor and partitions for indoor spaces highly affect the scanning range. The aforementioned challenges are empirically evaluated by "real" experiments using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Scanners. The issues related to the antenna characteristics are also highlighted by experimenting with different antenna types. Novel scanning approaches including Overlapped Zones and Single Point Multi-Range detection methods will be then presented and verified by real-world tests. These novel techniques will be applied for location identification of the MAC IDs captured that can extract more information about people movement dynamics.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
|Event||36th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2013 - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 2 Oct 2013 → 4 Oct 2013
|Conference||36th Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2013|
|Period||2/10/13 → 4/10/13|
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