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A simple approach of range-based positioning with low computational complexity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shouhong Zhu, Dr Zhiguo Ding


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For range based positioning the least square (LS) criterion and its produced solution exhibit superb estimation performance, but generally at a very high computational complexity. In this letter we consider the issue how to approach such LS solution in estimation performance at low computational complexity. We propose a novel algorithm that is based on the equations linearized from range measurement equations and implements a weighted least square criterion in a computationally efficient way. The proposed algorithm involves a quadratic equation linking the linearization-caused extra variable and the position to be estimated, thus results in a closed form solution.We analyze and simulate its estimation performance, and evidently show that the proposed algorithm can very closely approach the LS solution in estimation performance at a significantly low computational complexity.

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Author(s): Ding Z; Zhu S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Year: 2009

Volume: 8

Issue: 12

Pages: 5832-5836

ISSN (print): 1536-1276

ISSN (electronic): 1558-2248

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2009.12.090905


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