Signal Strength Positioning

Part of the Navigation: Science and Technology book series (NASTECH)


In radio positioning, five basic signal parameters have been widely considered for position determination, namely signal strength, time-of-arrival, frequency difference-of-arrival, carrier phase, and angle-of-arrival. Each of these methods have different strengths and weaknesses, so in general there must be a tradeoff between complexity, the associated cost and positional accuracy.


Basic Signal Parameters Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) RSSI Data RSSI Measurements Mean Radial Error 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIRO ICT CentreMarsfieldAustralia
  2. 2.China University of Mining & TechnologyXuzhouChina

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