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Improved location and positioning in WiMAX networks with virtual MIMO base stations

Awang Md Isa, Azmi and Mohd Zin, Mohd Shahril Izuan and Mohamad Isa, Mohd Sa'ari and Md Saat, Mohd Shakir and Haron, Nor Zaidi and Zakaria, Zahriladha (2014) Improved location and positioning in WiMAX networks with virtual MIMO base stations. Advanced Science Letters, 20 (10). pp. 1846-1850. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

Conventional Location and Positioning (L&P) methods rely on the availability of base station (BS) locations as well as the mitigation of propagation effects. It is known that location estimation accuracy suffers in poor geometric dilution of precision (GDOP) caused by BS location as conventional location algorithms generate large GDOP values which correspond to poor geometrical topology. In addition, NLOS effects cause large errors in time of arrival (TOA) readings, thus affecting MS estimation accuracy. In this paper we introduce a novel concept of virtual BS (VirBS) utilizing multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology and enable applying it to improve L&P accuracy. The results of the simulations demonstrate that the proposed algorithm allows up to 30 percent improvement in L&P accuracy without additional expenditure on network architecture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: location estimation, geometric dilution of precision (GDOP), multiple input multiple output (MIMO), time of arrival (TOA), virtual base station
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering > Department of Telecommunication Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Azmi Awang Md Isa
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 03:10
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:35
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/13965

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