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Coverage Analysis and Optimal Location Modeling for Establishing a Wi-Fi based U-campus

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2012, 12(2), pp.47-58
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography

Lee, Gunhak 1

1전남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

As demand for wireless internet access or mobile services increases recently, universities are attempting to establish a mobile campus. Although the focus of building a mobile campus is on a Wi-Fi technology among wireless local area network(WLAN) products and AP(access point), a lack of systematic spatial planning may result in a highly densed distribution of APs for a particular area, and rather it causes a failure of internet access or inefficiency of communication. Also, the limited service coverage of a Wi-Fi service might cause many technical and economical difficulties in building an actual ubiquitous campus. In this regard, this paper analyzes the characteristics of current wireless infrastructure and service coverage, focusing on Chonnam National University’s main campus where the WLAN facilities were recently extended more. Further, we suggested optimal solutions for locating APs so that the sited APs cover all the dead Wi-Fi zones with the least cost. It is expected that the analytical results of this research would provide a useful guideline for many universities which seek to establish a Wi-Fi based U-campus.

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