13E034PPR - Principles of Positioning in Radio Systems

Course specification
Course title Principles of Positioning in Radio Systems
Acronym 13E034PPR
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
The goal Introduce students to the principles and methods of positioning in radio systems. The aim is to introduce the mathematical approach to determining the user location in the radio systems (probabilistic and deterministic), the parameters that can be used to determine location and characteristics of the positioning in the various radio systems (satellite-GPS, cellular-GSM, UMTS, LTE, indooor-WLAN).
The outcome Upon completion of the course, students should be able: - To determine user location in different types of radio systems - To assess the accuracy of the positioning process - To propose solutions to increase positioning accuracy - To evaluate the services in accordance with the possibilities of positioning.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures The parameters of signals that can be used for positioning (time, power, angle, ...); Sources of errors in positioning; Deterministic and probabilistic positioning methods (angulation, circular and hyperbolic lateration, fingerprinting); Positioning in GSM, UMTS, LTE, GPS, indoor (WLAN).
Contents of exercises Computational and laboratory exercises from the discussed topics.
  1. M. Simić-Pejović, Principles of positioning in cellular radio systems, ETF, 2016
  2. M. Simić, P. Pejović, Cellular Networks - Positioning, Performance Analysis, Reliability, Intech, 2011. (Original title)
  3. Figuera J. and Frattasi S, “Mobile Positioning and Tracking From Conventional to Cooperative Techniques”, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, London, 2010. (Original title)
  4. A. Bensky, “Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications”, Artech House, ISBN 978-1-59693-130-5, Norwood (2008). (Original title)
  5. A. Küpper, “Location-based services”, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-09231-6, Chichester (2005). (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises and laboratory exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 50
Practical lessons Oral examination
Colloquia 50