Source localization using unique characterizations of multipath propagation in an urban environment

Brian R. Phelan, Erik H. Lenzing, Ram Mohan Narayanan

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Abstract

This paper proposes a method for determining the location of GSM mobile transmitters. The process discussed here estimates the location of a source without the use of multilateration or LOS techniques. A Multipath Characteristic Database (MCD) containing the multipath signatures for each possible transmitter location in an area of interest is populated via ray-tracing software simulations. The multipath characteristics of interest are Angle of Arrival (AOA), and Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA). An analysis of an eigenstructure Joint Angle and Delay Estimations (JADE) is presented, and the properties of the MCD are discussed. Since the proposed method utilizes a simulated multipath signature database the need for a priori soundings from the area of interest is eliminated, thus making this location estimation system ideal for use in hostile territories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012
Pages189-192
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 2012
Event2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012 - Hoboken, NJ, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2012Jun 20 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop
ISSN (Electronic)2151-870X

Other

Other2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHoboken, NJ
Period6/17/126/20/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Phelan, B. R., Lenzing, E. H., & Narayanan, R. M. (2012). Source localization using unique characterizations of multipath propagation in an urban environment. In 2012 IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2012 (pp. 189-192). [6250463] (Proceedings of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop). https://doi.org/10.1109/SAM.2012.6250463