Relative signal strength coverage optimization in indoor and outdoor wireless LAN environments


  • Moses E. Ekpenyong Department of Computer Science, University of Uyo, PMB. 1017, 520003, Uyo, Nigeria
  • UduakObong M. Umoren Department of Computer Science, University of Uyo, PMB. 1017, 520003, Uyo, Nigeria
  • Udoma J. Bassey Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Uyo, PMB. 1017, 520003, Uyo, Nigeria


Recieved signal power, Multipath fading, Pathloss, Link quality, Network coverage


Fading and obstacles constitute major threats to effective quality of service (QoS) delivery in wireless local area network (WLAN) environments. In this contribution, we investigate the signal quality of indoor and outdoor WLANs over a defined coverage area. We present experimental analysis of case studies that will be useful for further research and validate the system’s performance in practice. Using an optimized form of the pathloss models, a simulation of the system is carried out over short and extended coverage. Simulation results show that signal quality could be effectively managed to improve the system’s performance for both indoor and outdoor environments in the presence of fading and other environmental factors.


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Ekpenyong, M. E., Umoren, U. M., & Bassey, U. J. (2013). Relative signal strength coverage optimization in indoor and outdoor wireless LAN environments. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 13(01), p. 9–15. Retrieved from



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