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AP GPS Location accuracy

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  • 1.  AP GPS Location accuracy

    Posted Jul 13, 2022 01:43 PM
    Does anyone happen to know the level of accuracy of the new GPS capability with the AP's?

  • 2.  RE: AP GPS Location accuracy

    Posted Jul 13, 2022 02:17 PM
    It should have the same standard accuracy that you would find in any other GNSS device - about 2-5 meters with a good view of the sky. But giving it a full view of the sky will require operating it outdoors, which is still pending FCC approval (the GNSS is needed for the AFC functionality required for outdoor 6GHz operation). 

    Once you have several APs that have a satellite fix, they can then perform fine timing measurements with the rest of the infrastructure and locate themselves with better accuracy and precision - although the degree of precision will be highly dependent on the environment. 

    From the AP-635 Data Sheet:
    GNSS L1 (1575.42 MHz) receiver supporting GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou signal
    • Receive sensitivity: -160dBm (tracking) 
    • Integrated omnidirectional antenna with roughly 30 to 40 degrees downtilt and peak gain of 3.6dBi
    See also, the Solution Brief

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