Analysis and migration of location-finding methods for GSM and 3G networks.

Buchanan, William J, Munoz, Jose, Manson, R and Raja, Kashif Ali (2004) Analysis and migration of location-finding methods for GSM and 3G networks. In: 3G Mobile Communication Technologies, 2004. 3G 2004. Fifth IEE International Conference on, 18th -24th October 2004, The IEEE, Savoy Place, London.

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This paper initially reviews the current range of location techniques on GSM networks, such as Cell-ID, GPS, AGPS, time difference of arrival (TDOA) and E-OTD (enhanced observed time difference). It shows how these techniques can be applied to the future migration to 3G networks. The paper shows practical experiments of current accuracy of location and how these vary depending on the actual location of the mobile device. Along with this, the paper discusses new enhancements to TDOA and Cell-ID methods using improvements to the timing advanced signal. These are compared with practical experiments, along with typical accuracies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 0-86341-388-9
Uncontrolled Keywords: GSM networks; location techniques; Cell-ID; GPS; A-GPS; time difference of arrival; enhanced observed time difference; 3G networks; timing advanced signal;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.38 Electronics & Communications engineering > 621.382 Communications engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3952
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2010 13:02
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011 12:44

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