Joint cmWave-based multiuser positioning and network synchronization in dense 5G networks

Mike Koivisto, Jukka Talvitie, Mario Costa, Kari Leppänen, Mikko Valkama

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    The expected fifth generation (5G) networks allow for highly accurate direction of arrival and time of arrival (ToA) estimation, thus providing a convenient environment for device positioning, if designed properly. However, utilizing ToA measurements for positioning requires a tight synchronization not only between the target devices but also among the network elements. In this paper, we propose a joint positioning and synchronization solution building on the premises of the envisioned cmWave-based 5G ultra-dense networks and time-varying clock models. In addition to device location estimates, also relative clock offsets and skews are estimated and tracked within the proposed extended Kalman filter based solutions, which can be further used by a network operator in synchronizing the active network elements and devices within the network. Based on extensive simulations and numerical evaluations, accurate positioning performance can be achieved while tracking the clock parameters under time-varying clock errors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2018
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538617342
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    ISSN (Electronic)1558-2612


    ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • 5G networks
    • Extended Kalman filter
    • Positioning
    • Synchronization
    • Tracking
    • Ultra dense networks

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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