Wireless Networks – localisation is the process of identifying the geographical location

Assignment:

The student will carry out a literature survey and produce a 2000 words critical report detailing the current approaches for location detection systems.

1             The scene

The localisation is the process of identifying the geographical location of a client based on sensor inputs.

User location service for context-aware applications is a very interesting research topic. With the location information, many applications can be built, such as location sensitive content delivery, cooperative wireless routing and real-time roadmap. A lot of approaches have been exploited in recent years, including GPS (Global Positioning System).

With the proliferation of wireless devices, location detection systems are being more and more used in many applications. However, there are always questions about trusting these localisation systems, the security/privacy of the device and the quality of the information delivered.

You have been hired as a consultant to provide impartial technical advice about wireless localisation services in 802.11 standards. 802.11 standard is the most popular in wireless networks today.

You are expected to present the available solutions and compare them especially in terms of the following points:

  1. Accuracy of the location
  2. Privacy:
    • Who owns the position information (the person who owns the device or the infrastructure)
    • What is the link between the parties in the wireless network ?
    • How is the location information shared ? is it a one-way or a two-ways relation ?
  3. Security:
    • What are the possible attacks on these services ?
    • What are the attack detection solutions ?

2             What you must do

You must write a report, of about 2000 words, that addresses each of the above issues and discusses its feasibility for the 802.11 wireless networks. You will need to discuss the engineering team’s worries, which centre on energy use, security, reliability, and software requirements.

Not all sources are equally authoritative or credible and you should be wary of citing forum or blog posts or articles from Wikipedia. You may want to begin your search with IEEE Xplore (https://login.ezproxy.derby.ac.uk/login?url=http:// ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/dynhome.jsp?tag=1) and the ACM Digital Library (http://dl.acm.org). Both of these are accessible from the university’s network.

Your report should be to a professional standard and must include an abstract and references. The only formatting requirement is that you must not put your name or student number on any page but the title page.

3             Assessment

Your grade will be computed using the following weighting:

Section Weight
Introduction 10
Critical analysis of different technologies 70
Conclusions and recommendations 20

Each section in your report will be graded independently according to table 1.

Centre of grade band    Criteria

Critically and comprehensively answers the questions posed by the assessment specification, including justification for claims that are made. There is a clear and logical struc-

95% ture to the analysis and justification. Shows professional level of understanding of the topic. The answers present a novel view with clear synthesis of a wide range of perspectives.

Critically and comprehensively answers the questions posed by the assessment specification, including justification for claims that

85% are made. There is a clear and logical structure to the analysis and justification. Shows professional level of understanding of the topic. The answers present a novel view.

A       Referencing system

You are free to use whatever referencing system you want provided that you 1. apply it consistently; and

  1. are thorough.

In other words, pick one referencing system and use it for all of your citations and use only that. Furthermore, ensure that each citation includes enough information for the reader to find the reference.

Many assignments at this university require that you use the Harvard referencing system. While it is not required here, using it correctly and consistently will ensure that you satisfy the above two criteria.

Style APA words 2060
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