[ILUG] Acturate ping times!
chris.higgins at horizon.ie
Wed Nov 7 10:44:51 GMT 2001
> I am trying to set up a wireless location system in the range of about
> 20-30 metres.
> I plan on locating the person using ping over a wireless
> The more acturate ping i can get the more acturately i can locate the
> Does any one know how to get ping times down to microseconds?
> Or a program that can do this?
I'm not sure how you can use this to estimate someone's location...
The RTT is going to vary significantly depending on the number of packets
being sent from the host, the condition of the local lan, the throughput
of the Wireless device and the OS load on the destination device.
Measuring that sort of value to estimate location is only useful if
you do it statistacally over a huge number of pings - but at the
users are mobile they may move half way through your measurement and
skew the results.
The Linux kernel isn't a real time OS, so you should look at using something
that is RT based to do the measurements - but then it will be invalidated
because the destination machine isn't real time anyway...
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