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Critical analysis and error determination of locating-finding techniques in GSM.

Buchanan, William J, Raja, A and Munoz, Jose (2005) Critical analysis and error determination of locating-finding techniques in GSM. International Journal of Mobile Communications, 3 (2). pp. 165-182. ISSN 1470-949X

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    Abstract/Description

    GPS is a well-established technique for location-finding, but mobile phone-based methods are generally less expensive to implement, and can give reasonable accuracies. These techniques can thus be useful to network operators in providing services based on geographical locations, and also to users. This paper reviews the main handset location techniques used within a GSM network, and critically appraises them. The main techniques covered include Cell-ID, E-CGI, TDOA, AOA, TOA, OTA and Timing Advance (TA). It also outlines a practical experiment in the UK in locating finding, which uses TA signal to locate the handset. The results show how an experiment can be conducted to determine the error in the location measurement.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 1470-949X
    Electronic ISSN: 1741-5217
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Computing Science; Applications and Software; Communications and Mobile Technology; GPS; GSM; Location finding; Meausrements; Cell ID; TDOA: AOA; TOA; OTD; timing advance;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 384 Communications; telecommunication
    600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering
    Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    Item ID: 1766
    Depositing User: RAE Import
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2008 09:56
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 10:57
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1766

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