Location-aware Communications for 5G Networks
Journal article, 2014

Fifth-generation (5G) networks will be the first generation to benefit from location information that is sufficiently precise to be leveraged in wireless network design and optimization. We argue that location information can aid in addressing several of the key challenges in 5G, complementary to existing and planned technological developments. These challenges include an increase in traffic and number of devices, robustness for mission-critical services, and a reduction in total energy consumption and latency. This article gives a broad overview of the growing research area of location-aware communications across different layers of the protocol stack. We highlight several promising trends, tradeoffs, and pitfalls.

Author

Rocco Di Taranto

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Srikar Muppirisetty

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Ronald Raulefs

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dirk Slock

EURECOM

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

1053-5888 (ISSN)

Vol. 31 6 102-112 6924849

Channel Models and Communications Methods for Location-Aware Communication

Swedish Research Council (VR), 2012-01-01 -- 2013-12-31.

Cooperative Situational Awareness for Wireless Networks (COOPNET)

European Commission (FP7), 2011-05-01 -- 2016-04-30.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Communication Systems

Signal Processing

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/MSP.2014.2332611

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