Open Access

Estimating Position of Mobile Terminals with Survey Data

  • Michael McGuire1Email author,
  • Konstantinos N. Plataniotis1 and
  • Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos1
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20022002:508712

https://doi.org/10.1155/S1110865702000446

Received: 30 July 2001

Published: 14 January 2002

Abstract

Estimating the position of mobile terminals is an important problem for cellular networks. This paper describes low cost methods of locating mobile terminals in urban environments. These methods use data collected during propagation surveys of the network area. It will be shown how the maximum likelihood estimate and minimum mean-square error estimators can be approximated using survey data. Furthermore, the approximate solutions can provide low variance location estimates with low computational cost compared to other methods.

Keywords

radio location non-parametric methods cellular radio networks

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Copyright

© McGuire et al. 2002