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Investigation into the performance of EOTD for GSM users in telematics applications
Author(s): Mohammad S. Sharawi; Daniel N. Aloi
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Paper Abstract

Location-based services have been standardized for incorporation into 3rd generation wireless communications as a result of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) mandate on wireless carriers to provide automatic location information (ALI) during emergency911 calls. This mandate has driven the wireless carriers to explore terrestrial, satellite, and hybrid based location technology solutions. This paper presents a communications model that investigates the position accuracyof a Global Standard Mobile (GSM) phone employing the enhanced observed time difference (EOTD) location technology. The EOTD positioning technique requires the mobile station (MS) to detect signals from at least three base stations (BS). This studyassumes the three BSs are synchronized in time. For a given BS geometry with respect to the MS, a Monte Carlo simulation was performed to assess the two-dimensional position accuracyof the MS in Rayleigh and Ricean fading channels. In each channel, a Monte Carlo simulation was performed for a good and a bad BS-to-MS geometry. The paper concludes with a list of pros/cons of implementing EOTD as a location technologyenabler in telematics applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2003
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5084, Location Services and Navigation Technologies, (6 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487340
Show Author Affiliations
Mohammad S. Sharawi, Silicon Graphics Inc. (United States)
Daniel N. Aloi, Oakland Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5084:
Location Services and Navigation Technologies
Yilin Zhao, Editor(s)

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