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Workshop on Advances in Global and Local Positioning: Positioning with OFDM Based 4G Communications Signals

Mensing, Christian and Dammann, Armin (2007) Workshop on Advances in Global and Local Positioning: Positioning with OFDM Based 4G Communications Signals. In: Proceedings of EuMW 2007. European Microwave Week (EuMW): Conference on Wireless Technology, 2007-10-08 - 2007-10-12, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

Positioning in wireless networks will play a fundamental role in future communications systems where user- and system-side applications can benefit from the knowledge of the mobile station (MS) position. As stand-alone solution or as complementary extension of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs), wireless network based positioning usually makes use of timing measurements, e.g., time difference of arrival (TDoA). Obtaining timing measurements from the communications signals directly results in a link level synchronization problem where the arrival time of signals transmitted from the base station (BS) has to be measured at the MS. For code division multiple access (CDMA) these algorithms and their positioning capabilities are well studied. However, the performance in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based systems - especially in multipath environments - is of particular interest because of the future relevance of this modulation scheme for 3GPP-LTE and 4G mobile communications systems. In this presentation, different link level OFDM synchronization algorithms are analyzed with respect to their positioning capabilities and simulation results show the performance in typical urban environments. Additionally, the impact of the link level synchronization accuracy on the overall positioning error - where measurements from at least three BSs have to be combined - is investigated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/48601/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Workshop on Advances in Global and Local Positioning: Positioning with OFDM Based 4G Communications Signals
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Mensing, ChristianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dammann, ArminUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2007
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of EuMW 2007
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Location Determination, Positioning, Cellular Networks, Synchronization, OFDM, 4G, TDOA
Event Title:European Microwave Week (EuMW): Conference on Wireless Technology
Event Location:Munich, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-10-08 - 2007-10-12
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben GNSS2/Neue Dienste und Produkte (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Mensing, Christian
Deposited On:10 Dec 2007
Last Modified:15 Jan 2010 00:45

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