13M034PPR - Positioning in mobile networks

Course specification
Course title Positioning in mobile networks
Acronym 13M034PPR
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
The goal Introduce students to positioning algorithms in mobile networks. The aim is to introduce the challenges and problems in positioning of mobile user, the parameters that can be used to determine location, mathematical approaches which can be used for positioning and characteristics of the positioning in the various environments and technologies.
The outcome Upon completion of the course, students should be able to understand the benefits from the information about location of mobile user, to select appropriate positioning method, to determine mobile user location and software tools for position calculation, and to assess the accuracy of the positioning process.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Mathematical algoritms for positioning in mobile networks, parameters of radio signal which can be used in positioning, positioning of static user, tracking, positioning in 2 and 3 dimensions, NLOS (Non line of sight) positioning, positioning in the various environments and technologies, advanced positioning techniques.
Contents of exercises Computational exercises, projects, homeworks, research.
  1. M. Simić-Pejović, Principles of Positioning in Cellular Radio Systems, School of Electrical Engineering, 2016
  2. M. Simić, P. Pejović, Cellular Networks - Positioning, Performance Analysis, Reliability, Intech, 2011. (Original title)
  3. K. Yu, I. Sharp, Y. J. Guo, Ground-Based Wireless Positioning. Chichester, UK, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2009. (Original title)
  4. A. Bensky, “Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications”, Artech House, ISBN 978-1-59693-130-5, Norwood, 2008. (Original title)
  5. Figuera J. and Frattasi S, Mobile Positioning and Tracking From Conventional to Cooperative Techniques, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, London, 2010. (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.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 50
Practical lessons Oral examination
Colloquia 50