Mobile Positioning System using Signal Strength Measurement for WCDMA System


Abstract The precise position of the mobile station is critical for the ever increasing number of applications based on location . In this paper a new approach for mobile positioning in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access ) cellular network is proposed . Radio Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) can be measured from a number of nearby base stations . Three proposed approaches (3-BS's , 5-BS's and 7-BS's) are simulated using three propagation models and the rmserror is calculated for each model. As a simulation study case, the University of Mosul area is choosed to find the position of a mobile user in the university campus . Keywords: positioning systems ,WCDMA ,RSSI, propagation models.