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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Estimating Position of Mobile Terminals with Survey Data

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EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20022002:508712

  • Received: 30 July 2001
  • Published:


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.


  • radio location
  • non-parametric methods
  • cellular radio networks

Authors’ Affiliations

Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Road, Toronto, ON, M5S 3G4, Canada


© McGuire et al. 2002