LTE Geolocation Based on Measurement Reports and Timing Advance

  • Zaenab ShakirEmail author
  • Josko Zec
  • Ivica Kostanic
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 70)


This paper investigates a new method for geolocating LTE cellular users. The method relies on the measurements reported which are time advance metric and Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) together. The simple predictive model is used with the reported LTE measurement, time advance, and cell configuration to estimate the cell phone or user equipment (UE) position in flat dimension (latitude and longitude). The algorithm is assessed via comparing the estimated locations with actual positions readings in several cases distinguished by the number of cells that UE instantaneously reports. For validity of algorithm, the mean square error is determined. The algorithm results display how the accuracy of the UE coordinate rely on the number of reported cells.


Geolocation Time advance LTE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Engineering and SciencesFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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