Remote transmitter tracking with Raytraced fingerprint database

Eric De Groot, Tamal Bose, Charlie Cooper, Matt Kruse

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6 Scopus citations


This paper investigates a method of tracking remote transmitters using a fingerprint localization database generated by ray tracing. OpenStreetMap building data is used to model the area of interest, and a database of received signal strength (RSS), time-difference of arrival (TDOA), and angle of arrival (AOA) fingerprints is generated virtually along a grid. These fingerprints are then used to estimate the origin of incoming signals. Simulation of this method using three receivers and a 10m square grid demonstrates a localization accuracy within 15m.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE Military Communications Conference
Subtitle of host publicationAffordable Mission Success: Meeting the Challenge, MILCOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479967704
StatePublished - Nov 13 2014
Event33rd Annual IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2014 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Oct 6 2014Oct 8 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Other33rd Annual IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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