Novel Solution for Multi-connectivity 5G-mmW Positioning
Paper in proceeding, 2019

© 2018 IEEE. The forthcoming fifth generation (5G) systems with high beamforming gain antenna units, millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency bands together with massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) techniques are key components for accurate positioning methods. In this paper, we propose the positioning technique that is relying on the sparsity in the MIMO-OFDM channel in time and spatial domains, together with effective beamforming methods. We will study the proposed solution in a multi-connectivity context, which has been considered so far for the purpose of improving the user equipment (UE) communication data rate. We utilize the multi-connectivity for positioning, in order to improve robustness to measurement errors and increase positioning service continuity. In particular, we show that when a UE that has connectivity to more base stations, the total power and delay needed for positioning can be reduced.


Jani Saloranta

University of Oulu

G. Destino

University of Oulu

King's College London

Antti Tölli

University of Oulu

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers

10586393 (ISSN)

Vol. 2018-October 537-540 8645544

52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2018
Pacific Grove, USA,

Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation (5GCAR)

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/761510), 2017-06-01 -- 2019-05-31.

COPPLAR CampusShuttle cooperative perception & planning platform

VINNOVA (2015-04849), 2016-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

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