There are number of technological alternatives for locating the position of user equipment, including terminal-based and network-based solutions. As an introduction, the basic techniques are discussed in this section. The location technologies are typically grouped as network-centric, where the mobile phone network is used to locate the device, or station-centric, which requires additional stations, such as satellites or additional radio transmitters, to provide the location.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Buchanan
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  1. 1.School of ComputingNapier UniversityEdinburghUK

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