Bayesian Inference for Localization in Cellular Networks

Hui Zang, Francois Baccelli, Jean Bolot
2010 2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM  
In this paper, we present a general technique based on Bayesian inference to locate mobiles in cellular networks. We study the problem of localizing users in a cellular network for calls with information regarding only one base station and hence triangulation or trilateration cannot be performed. In our call data records, this happens more than 50% of time. We show how to localize mobiles based on our knowledge of the network layout and how to incorporate additional information such as
more » ... p-time and signal to noise and interference ratio (SINR) measurements. We study important parameters used in this Bayesian method through mining call data records and matching GPS records and obtain their distribution or typical values. We validate our localization technique in a commercial network with a few thousand emergency calls. The results show that the Bayesian method can reduce the localization error by 20% compared to a blind approach and the accuracy of localization can be further improved by refining the a priori user distribution in the Bayesian technique.
doi:10.1109/infcom.2010.5462018 dblp:conf/infocom/ZangBB10 fatcat:eer4drpddve7pj2y3mibofymea