Wireless Networks

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 579–589

TDOA positioning in NLOS scenarios by particle filtering


DOI: 10.1007/s11276-012-0420-9

Cite this article as:
Boccadoro, M., De Angelis, G. & Valigi, P. Wireless Netw (2012) 18: 579. doi:10.1007/s11276-012-0420-9


A method is proposed for position estimation from non line of sight time difference of arrivals (TDOA) measurements. A general measurement model for TDOA accounting for non line of sight conditions is developed; then, several simplifying working assumptions regarding this model are discussed to allow the efficient implementation of a particle filter localization algorithm. This algorithm is tested and compared with an extended Kalman filter procedure, both in simulation, generating artificial measures, and with real data.


Mobile locationTime difference of arrival (TDOA)Particle filterNon line of sight (NLOS)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauro Boccadoro
    • 1
  • Guido De Angelis
    • 1
  • Paolo Valigi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (DIEI)University of PerugiaPerugiaItaly