Physical Layer Challenges and Solutions in Seamless Positioning via GNSS, Cellular and WLAN Systems
Research output: Book/Report › Doctoral thesis › Monograph
|Publisher||Tampere University of Technology|
|Number of pages||184|
|Publication status||Published - 5 May 2017|
|Publication type||G4 Doctoral dissertation (monograph)|
|Name||Tampere University of Technology. Publication|
This thesis addresses both GNSS and non-GNSS positioning algorithms and aims to offer a compact overview of the wireless localization issues, concentrating on some of the major challenges and solutions in GNSS and RSS-based positioning. The GNSS-related challenges addressed here refer to the channel modelling part for indoor GNSS and to the acquisition part in High Sensitivity (HS)-GNSS. The RSSrelated challenges addressed here refer to the data collection and calibration, channel effects such as path loss and shadowing, and three-dimensional indoor positioning estimation.
This thesis presents a measurement-based analysis of indoor channel models for GNSS signals and of path loss and shadowing models for WLAN and cellular signals. Novel low-complexity acquisition algorithms are developed for HS-GNSS. In addition, a solution to transmitter topology evaluation and database reduction solutions for large-scale mobile-centric RSS-based positioning are proposed. This thesis also studies the effect of RSS offsets in the calibration phase and various ﬂoor estimators, and offers an extensive comparison of different RSS-based positioning algorithms.