American Journal of Applied Sciences

Performance Evaluation of UE Location Techniques in LTE Networks

Yahia Zakaria and Lubomir Ivanek

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.81.89

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 1

Pages 81-89


The goal of this research is to evaluate the location accuracy of User Equipment (UE) in Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks which depends on the timing advance parameters. The ability to locate the subscribers through the network is considered as a significant factor in wireless communication systems. The main method to geolocation based on specified distances from many base stations is stated. The possibility of geolocating a Long Term Evolution (LTE) subscriber station based on the timing advance ranging parameter within the network signal internals is investigated in the paper. Also, simulation is used to describe performance in multiple base station networks that evaluating locations of subscriber stations on a two-dimensional system coordinated. Performance estimation of UE location in LTE networks was analyzed using simulations. Simulations were performed by using MATLAB. The main method for determining the subscriber station location depends on radial distances from multiple base stations. We observe from the results that the calculation error for the network is frivolous and by using four eNodeBs we obtain the most accurate estimation. Our simulation analysis shows that increasing the eNodeBs that used in the network leads to increasing the error to 29 centimeters.


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