Summaries - Research
Back Optimizing Location-Based Services in Next-Generation Cellular Networks
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Department||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|Investigator(s)||Roth, John D.|
|Sponsor||National Security Agency (DoD)|
In this work we propose an investigation of methods of enhancement to location-based services (LBS) in fourth and fifth generation networks. LBS has established a now axiomatic presence in current 4G cellular standards. LBS enables ends such as public safety , location sensitive billing, fraud prevention, and logistics management . With the advent of 5G on the horizon, LBS is poised to provide even further gains via the so-called location-aware communications . Transmission at millimeter-wave frequencies proposed for 5G can benefit from knowledge of the user equipment (UE) location relative to available access points (APs) in order to maximize the link-budget in the radio access network (RAN), perform interference coordination, and reduce delays and feedback overhead among other benefits [3, 4, 5, 6].
This research proposes to optimize the aforementioned LBS by studying infrastructure geometry in the network both with and without sensor support to the AP. Specifically, questions this research aims to answer are:
1. Where is the optimal location for a single-sensor to augment an AP for LBS?
2. What is the optimal approach to LBS in 5G millimeter-wave networks and what are the implications for LBS positioning performance at millimeter-wave frequencies?
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