Cooperative Mobile Positioning Based on Received Signal Strength

Reza SAADAT  Ahmad SHAFIEI  AliAkbar TADAION  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.5   pp.1912-1915
Publication Date: 2009/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
Keyword: 
mobile positioning,  received signal strength (RSS),  cooperative communications,  wireless networks,  

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Summary: 
Mobile positioning using Received Signal Strength (RSS) measurements is regarded as a low cost solution which is applicable in a wide range of wireless networks. In this paper, we propose a cooperative RSS-based positioning algorithm, that relies on the promising idea of mobile to mobile communications in the next generation of cellular networks. Simulations performed in this paper indicate that utilizing the additional RSS data of the short range communications between Mobile Stations (MS's), enhances the accuracy of the traditional RSS-based positioning algorithms.