Usage of mobile location techniques for UMTS network planning in urban environment

Suvi Ahonen, Jaakko Lähteenmäki, Heikki Laitinen, Seppo Horsmanheimo

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The paper addresses the use of UMTS terminals for probing the signal level as a function of location for the purposes of network planning and monitoring. Potential UMTS location techniques are presented and the location performance of time delay and correlation based techniques is estimated by using impulse responses calculated by three-dimensional simulation techniques. The probing accuracy is estimated by carrying out simulations with different location accuracy levels. The Database Correlation Method (DCM) seems potential for supporting network planning applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Ubiquitous Communications: Proceedings of the IST Mobile & Wireless Telecommunications Summit 2002
PublisherAristotle University of Thessaloniki
ISBN (Print)960-91918-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIST Mobile and Wireless Telecommunications Summit - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 17 Jun 200219 Jun 2002


ConferenceIST Mobile and Wireless Telecommunications Summit


  • UMTS location
  • DCM
  • network planning
  • probing

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