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Mobile Positioning and Tracking: From Conventional to Cooperative Techniques

Mobile Positioning and Tracking: From Conventional to Cooperative Techniques

João Figueiras, Simone Frattasi

ISBN: 978-0-470-66303-5 May 2010 298 Pages

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This book presents the most recent state of the art in mobile positioning and tracking techniques.

This book discusses mobile positioning solutions applied on top of current wireless communication networks. In addition, the authors introduce advanced and novel topics such as localization in heterogeneous and cooperative networks, providing a unified treatment of the topic for researchers and industry professionals alike. Furthermore, the book focuses on application areas of positioning, basics of wireless communications for positioning, data fusion and filtering techniques, fundamentals of tracking, error mitigation techniques, positioning systems and technologies, and cooperative mobile positioning systems.

Key Features:

  • Covers the state of the art of satellite- and terrestrial-based positioning systems, spanning from outdoor to indoor environments and from wide area networks to short-range networks
  • Discusses a whole range of topics related to mobile positioning: from fundamentals of positioning to the description of a wide spectrum of mobility models for tracking, from details on data fusion and filtering techniques to error mitigation techniques (including aspects of signal processing)
  • Provides a solid bridge between research and industry envisaging a potential implementation of the presented solutions
  • Fills the gap between positioning and communication systems, showing how features of communication systems can be used for positioning purposes and how the retrieved location information can be used to enhance the performance of wireless networks.
  • Includes an accompanying website

This book will be a valuable guide for advanced students studying related courses. Professionals and practitioners in the field of positioning and mobile technologies, and software and service developers will also find this book of interest.

About the Authors


List of Abbreviations

1 Introduction

1.1 Application Areas of Positioning (Chapter 2)

1.2 Basics of Wireless Communications for Positioning (Chapter 3)

1.3 Fundamentals of Positioning (Chapter 4)

1.4 Data Fusion and Filtering Techniques (Chapter 5)

1.5 Fundamentals of Tracking (Chapter 6)

1.6 Error Mitigation Techniques (Chapter 7)

1.7 Positioning Systems and Technologies (Chapter 8.4)

1.8 Cooperative Mobile Positioning (Chapter 9)

2 Application Areas of Positioning

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Localization Framework

2.3 Location-Based Services

2.4 Location-Based Network Optimization

2.5 Conclusions

3 Basics of Wireless Communications for Positioning

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Radio Propagation

3.3 Multiple Antennas Techniques

3.4 Modulation and Multiple Access Techniques

3.5 Radio Resource Management and Mobile Positioning

3.6 Cooperative Communications

3.7 Cognitive Radio and Mobile Positioning

3.8 Conclusions

4 Fundamentals of Positioning

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Classification of Positioning Infrastructures

4.3 Types of Measurements and Methods for their Estimation

4.4 Positioning Techniques

4.5 Positioning Error Sources

4.6 Metrics of Location Accuracy

4.7 Conclusions

5 Data Fusion and Filtering Techniques

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Least Square Methods

5.3 Bayesian Filtering

5.4 Estimating Model Parameters and Biases on Observations

5.5 Alternative Approaches

5.6 Conclusion

6 Fundamentals of Tracking

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Impact of User Mobility on Positioning

6.3 Mobility Models

6.4 Tracking Moving Devices

6.5 Conclusions

7 Error Mitigation Techniques

7.1 Introduction

7.2 System Model

7.3 Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) Scenarios: Fundamental Limits and Maximum

        Likelihood (ML) Solutions

7.4 Least Square Techniques for NLOS Localization

7.5 Constraint-Based Techniques for NLOS Localization

7.6 Robust Estimators for NLOS Localization

7.7 Identify and Discard Techniques for NLOS Localization

7.8 Conclusions

8 Positioning Systems and Technologies

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Satellite Positioning

8.3 Cellular Positioning

8.4 Wireless Local/Personal Area Network Positioning

8.5 Ad-Hoc Positioning

8.6 Hybrid Positioning

8.7 Conclusions

9 Cooperative Mobile Positioning

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Cooperative Localization

9.3 Cooperative Data Fusion and Filtering Techniques

9.4 COMET: Cooperative Mobile Positioning System

9.5 Conclusions



Mobile Positioning and Tracking Visit the companion website to access the accompanying Matlab code.