Satellite and Terrestrial Radio Positioning Techniques - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123820846, 9780123820853

Satellite and Terrestrial Radio Positioning Techniques

1st Edition

A Signal Processing Perspective

eBook ISBN: 9780123820853
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123820846
Paperback ISBN: 9780081015964
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th October 2011
Page Count: 458
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The first book to combine satellite and terrestrial positioning techniques – vital for the understanding and development of new technologies

Written and edited by leading experts in the field, with contributors belonging to the European Commission's FP7 Network of Excellence NEWCOM++ Applications to a wide range of fields, including sensor networks, emergency services, military use, location-based billing, location-based advertising, intelligent transportation, and leisure

Location-aware personal devices and location-based services have become ever more prominent in the past few years, thanks to the significant advances in position location technology. Sensor networks, geographic information, emergency services, location management, location-based billing, location-based advertising, intelligent transportation, and leisure applications are just some of the potential applications that can be enabled by these techniques.

Increasingly, satellite and terrestrial positioning techniques are being combined for maximum performance; to produce the next wave of location-based devices and services, engineers need to combine both components. This book is the first to present a holistic view, covering all aspects of positioning: both terrestrial and satellite, both theory and practice, both performance bounds and signal processing techniques. It will provide a valuable resource for product developers and R&D engineers, allowing them to improve existing location techniques and develop future approaches for new systems.

Key Features

  • Combines satellite and terrestrial positioning techniques, using a signal processing approach.
  • Discusses the applicability of developed techniques to emerging standards, such as LTE Advanced or WiMAX II, through the issue of ranging measurement with multicarrier signals.
  • Contains quantitative performance results for ranging, positioning, and tracking for various systems.


Developers of products and technologies related to wireless/satellite positioning; research and development departments of manufacturing companies in the field (electronics, telecom, automotive, aerospace/defense); post-grad students in telecommunications, electronics, signal processing, geomatics, aerospace and electronic systems

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. The General Issue of Wireless Position Location
    • 1.2. Positioning and Navigation Systems
    • 1.3. Application of Signal Processing Techniques to Positioning and Navigation Problems
  • Chapter 2. Satellite-Based Navigation Systems
    • 2.1. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs)
    • 2.2. GNSS Receivers
    • 2.3. Augmentation Systems and Assisted GNSS
  • Chapter 3. Terrestrial Network-Based Positioning and Navigation
    • 3.1. Fundamentals on Positioning and Navigation Techniques in Terrestrial Networks
    • 3.2. Positioning in Cellular Networks
    • 3.3. Positioning in Wireless LANs
    • 3.4. Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Chapter 4. Fundamental Limits in the Accuracy of Wireless Positioning
    • 4.1. Accuracy Bounds in Parameter Estimation and Positioning
    • 4.2. Variations on the Cramér–Rao Bounds
    • 4.3. Variations on the Ziv–Zakai Bound
    • 4.4. Innovative Positioning Algorithms and the Relevant Bounds
  • Chapter 5. Innovative Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Positioning
    • 5.1. Advanced UWB Positioning Techniques
    • 5.2. MIMO Positioning Systems
    • 5.3. Advanced Geometric Localization Approaches
    • 5.4. Cooperative Positioning
    • 5.5. Cognitive Positioning for Cognitive Radio Terminals
  • Chapter 6. Signal Processing for Hybridization
    • 6.1. An Introduction to Bayesian Filtering for Localization and Tracking
    • 6.2. Hybrid Terrestrial Localization Based on TOA + TDOA + AOA Measurements
    • 6.3. Hybrid Localization Based on GNSS and Inertial Systems
    • 6.4. Hybrid Localization Based on GNSS and Peer-to-Peer Terrestrial Signaling
  • Chapter 7. Casting Signal Processing to Real-World Data
    • 7.1. The NEWCOM++ Bologna Test Site
    • 7.2. Application Of Signal Processing Algorithms Experimental Data
    • 7.3. Software-Defined Radio: An Enabling Technology to Develop and Test Advanced Positioning Terminals
  • Index


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