Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2007, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (2): 38-44.doi: 1005-8885 (2007) 02-0038-07

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Improved taylor-series location algorithm for cooperation networks

LIU Jun;CUI Qi-mei;TAO Xiao-feng   

  1. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Received:2006-10-12 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-06-30


This article presents an iterative algorithm for estimating the location of the destination mobile station (DS) when some extra mobile stations around the DS are involved in and assist the base stations to complete the localization process. The proposed method is based on the taylor-series (TS) method and jointly estimates both the DS and the extra mobile stations, named reference mobile station (RS) in this article, positions simultaneously. Moreover, the time-differential-of-arrival (TDOA) measurements between DS and pairs of RSs are obtained by ultra-wide-band (UWB) signal, which is adept in accurate ranging application. According to the theoretic analysis, the Cramér-Rao lower bound (CRLB) of the modified TS algorithm reduces significantly. The actual performance, under a given simulation scenario, is enhanced by 25% at best.

Key words:

UWB;CRLB; TS;TDOA;least-square (LS)

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