“Positioning with LTE Signals” GPS World Research Online

November 30, 2015

November 12, 2015
By GPS World staff

An alternative to GNSS in urban canyons can be provided by signals from cellular base stations, particularly new signals from long-term evolution (LTE) networks, since LTE coverage will be high in cities. Wide LTE downlink bandwidth provides good resolution of multipath components, which also assists positioning.

A test used a universal software radio peripheral N210 synchronized to a GPS-locked Rubidium frequency standard. A personal computer stored LTE data samples together with GNSS sentences from a u-blox LEA-6T module. A Matlab-algorithm did the complete post-processing, extracting pseudoranges for the LTE base station and calculating the position solution.

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