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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/595994
Title:
Transmitter Localization by Virtual Multipath Correlation
Author:
de Groot, Eric H.
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis investigates a method of tracking remote transmitters using multipath localization fingerprints generated by a ray tracing simulation. Radio wave propagation phenomena in a dense urban environment can be simulated using publicly available mapping data and 2-D ray tracing techniques when the receivers and transmitters are found to be approximately co-planar. OpenStreetMap (OSM) building data is used to model the area of interest, and frequency of arrival (FOA) localization fingerprints are generated virtually along a grid. These fingerprints are then used to estimate the origin of incoming signals. Simulation of this method using three receivers and a 10 m square grid demonstrates a simulated localization accuracy within 15 m. Taking things a step closer to reality, an attempt to validate the ray tracing simulation is made. Validation is presented in the form of experimental results for a set of trials along with a statistical comparison to simulation results. A significant positive correlation between the experimental and simulation results is found and detailed. Finally, the tracking method described is applied to real collected signal data and the results discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Localization; Multipath; Radio; Tracking; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Geolocation
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical & Computer Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bose, Tamal

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleTransmitter Localization by Virtual Multipath Correlationen_US
dc.creatorde Groot, Eric H.en
dc.contributor.authorde Groot, Eric H.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates a method of tracking remote transmitters using multipath localization fingerprints generated by a ray tracing simulation. Radio wave propagation phenomena in a dense urban environment can be simulated using publicly available mapping data and 2-D ray tracing techniques when the receivers and transmitters are found to be approximately co-planar. OpenStreetMap (OSM) building data is used to model the area of interest, and frequency of arrival (FOA) localization fingerprints are generated virtually along a grid. These fingerprints are then used to estimate the origin of incoming signals. Simulation of this method using three receivers and a 10 m square grid demonstrates a simulated localization accuracy within 15 m. Taking things a step closer to reality, an attempt to validate the ray tracing simulation is made. Validation is presented in the form of experimental results for a set of trials along with a statistical comparison to simulation results. A significant positive correlation between the experimental and simulation results is found and detailed. Finally, the tracking method described is applied to real collected signal data and the results discussed.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectLocalizationen
dc.subjectMultipathen
dc.subjectRadioen
dc.subjectTrackingen
dc.subjectElectrical & Computer Engineeringen
dc.subjectGeolocationen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical & Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBose, Tamalen
dc.contributor.committeememberBose, Tamalen
dc.contributor.committeememberMarefat, Michael Mahmouden
dc.contributor.committeememberTharp, Hal S.en
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