Creating Intelligent Access Points in Dense Wi-Fi Networks

Kaushik Chowdhury

ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a patent for “Method and apparatus for access point discovery in dense WiFi networks”.

Abstract Source: USPTO

Systems, devices, and methods for access point discovery in a wireless network are provided. An access point device embeds into a preamble of a transmission packet discovery information including modifications determined by passing in-phase quadrature (IQ) symbols through a finite impulse response (FIR) filter to introduce a phase shift in selected ones of the IQ symbols. The phase shifts are encoded into bits in selected ones of a plurality of subcarriers, bounded by a maximum phase shift and a maximum number of the subcarriers to limit the packet error rate. A convolutional neural network can learn channel state and other information to determine the maximum phase shift and number of subcarriers. A client device can select from among a plurality of modified transmission packets to send a discovery request.

Related Faculty: Kaushik Chowdhury

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering