Mobile Positioning System using Signal Strength Measurement for WCDMA System

Abstract

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.