Course Catalog 2014-2015

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Course Catalog 2014-2015

ELT-46206 Signal Processing for Mobile Positioning, 5-7 cr

Additional information

This course is not offered during 2014-2015 term In the future this course will be merged with the spread spectrum course and offered in another format (and possibly during Fall terms, starting with 2015) to students.
Suitable for postgraduate studies
Will not be lectured year 2014-2015

Person responsible

Elena-Simona Lohan


Seminar presentations + project work.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Learning Outcomes

This course is taught every 2nd year; taught during 2013-2014 The course focuses on the principles and techniques of mobile location and navigation, with emphasis on satellite navigation systems. Also cellular-based positioning, WLAN-based positioning and Signal Of Opportunity (SoO)-based positioning are to be addressed. After the course, a student will have in-depth knowledge about positioning and navigation techniques. He or she will also gain knowledge about location based services and future of wireless navigation.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Basics of signal processing and channel models in the context of navigation (digital modulation types, multiple access schemes with focus on CDMA, path losses, channel impairments, etc)  Advanced path loss models   
2. Introduction to satellite navigation systems, GNSS concept and architecture  Details of certain GNSS/NSS systems under development   
3. GNSS signals and spectra  Theoretical modeling of power spectral densities (PSD) and autocorrelation functions   
4. Acquisition and tracking in GNSS (basic structures and advanced structures, including multipath mitigation and unambiguous approaches for Galileo signals)     
5. Indoor GNSS -challenges and solutions     
6. GNSS receiver front-end architectures  Detailed front-end sheet calculations   
7. Cellular-based location algorithms (focus on GSM and 3G)  Details about implememtation of cellular-based location techniques   
8. WLAN-based location algorithms - basic approaches  Fingerprinting methods   
9. Signals of Opportunity (SoO) concept and SoO-based location algorithms  Details about specific SoO (signal structures, architectures, etc)   

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

The assessment is based on an exam (targeted to measuring the knowledge gained in the core contents) and an individual project pertaining to topics learned during the course. Also bonus points can be gathered during exercises and lectures.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Edition, availability, ... Examination material Language
Lecture slides   Lecture Notes           Yes    English  


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
ELT-43006 Digital Transmission Mandatory    

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
ELT-46206 Signal Processing for Mobile Positioning, 5-7 cr TLT-5656 Signal Processing for Mobile Positioning, 5-7 cr  

Last modified07.03.2014