Mobile Location Using Signal Strength Measurements in a Cellular System

Masaharu Hata, Takayoshi Nagatsu

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In a high-capacity mobile telephone system using cellular technology, a mobile location technique which determines the radio zone in which a moving vehicle exists is one of the most important techniques for the system control. A mobile location technique using a signal strength measurement scheme is described. The probability that a mobile is judged to exist in a certain zone (zone selection rate) is first defined. Dependency of this rate on land mobile propagation characteristics is then discussed in detail. A field test for the justification of this location technique was carried out in the Tokyo metropolitan area in which the field test results agreed well with the estimated values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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