Description

This book is the definitive guide to the techniques and applications of position location, covering both terrestrial and satellite systems. It gives all the techniques, theoretical models, and algorithms that engineers need to improve their current location schemes and to develop future location algorithms and systems.

Comprehensive coverage is given to system design trade-offs, complexity issues, and the design of efficient positioning algorithms to enable the creation of high-performance location positioning systems. Traditional methods are also reexamined in the context of the challenges posed by reconfigurable and multihop networks. Applications discussed include wireless networks (WiFi, ZigBee, UMTS, and DVB networks), cognitive radio, sensor networks and multihop networks.

Features

  • Contains a complete guide to models, techniques, and applications of position location
  • Includes applications to wireless networks, demonstrating the relevance of location positioning to these "hot" areas in research and development
  • Covers system design trade-offs and the design of efficient positioning algorithms, enabling the creation of future location positioning systems
  • Provides a theoretical underpinning for understanding current position location algorithms, giving researchers a foundation to develop future algorithms

David Muñoz is Director and César Vargas is a member of the Center for Electronics and Telecommunications, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. Frantz Bouchereau is a senior communications software developer at The MathWorks Inc. in Natick, MA. Rogerio Enríquez-Caldera is at Instituto Nacional de Atrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), Puebla, Mexico.

Key Features

Contains a complete guide to models, techniques and applications of position location Includes applications to wireless networks (WiFi, ZigBee, DVB networks), cognitive radio, sensor networks and reconfigurable and multi-hop networks, demonstrating the relevance of location positioning to these ‘hot’ areas in research and development Covers system design trade-offs, and the design of efficient positioning algorithms enables the creation of future location positioning systems Provides a theoretical underpinning for understanding current position location algorithms, giving researchers a foundation to develop future algorithms

Readership

R&D communications and signal processing engineers; applied researchers in universities

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Position Location Problem 1.1 The PL need and Historical Developments 1.2 PL requirements and Limitation 1.2.1 Resolution 1.2.2 Fundamental Scenarios for PL 1.3 Terrestrial and Satellite Scenarios 1.3.1 Terrestrial and Satellite Scenarios 1.4 Current and Potential Applications Chapter 2: Signal Parameter Estimation for the Localization Problem 2.1 AOA measurements 2.1.1 The uniform linear array model 2.1.2 Cramer Rao Bound for array observations 2.2 Nonparametric Methods for Estimation of AOA 2.2.1 Beamscan AOA estimator 2.2.2 MVDR AOA estimator 2.3 Parametric Methods for Estimation of AOA 2.3.1 Maximum likelihood AOA estimator 2.3.2 The MUSIC algorithm for AOA estimation 2.3.3 The ESPRIT Algorithm for AOA Estimation 2.4 TOA and TDOA measurements 2.4.1 The TOA Problem 2.4.2 The TDOA Problem 2.4.3 Performance Bound for the TOA and TDOA Problems 2.4.4 Received Signal Model and its Analogy to the Array Processing Problem 2.4.5 The Generalized Cross-correlation Method For TOA or TDOA Estimation 2.4.6 Conventional PN-Correlation Method 2.4.7 A Superresolution PN-Correlation Method: The SPM Algorithm 2.4.8 TOA Estimation by Successive Cancelation 2.5 Range Estimation Based on Receive Signal strength (RSS) 2.6 Signal strength (RSS) 2.6.1 The log-normal propagation model 2.6.2 ML estimation of log-normal parameters 2.6.3 Lognormal Range Estimator Chapter 3: Location Information Proc

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123743534
Electronic ISBN:
9780080921938

Reviews

"Overall, this book has a wider potential audience than communications engineers. Anyone involved in scanners, such as medical ultrasound instruments or robotic world-map builders for autonomous mobile vehicles, will have a possible interest in this book because the authors present their material in tutorial form, making it possible to benefit from the basic principles without being a communications specialist."--EN-Genius Network