Tracking in WiMAX Networks Using Cell-IDs

Bshara M., Orguner U., Van Biesen L.

IEEE Mobile WiMAX Symposium 2009, California, United States Of America, 9 - 10 July 2009, pp.102-103 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/mws.2009.7
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-103
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


There is some skepticism regarding the practical implementation of a tracking system that depends on cell identification (Cell-ID) information. This pessimism is due to the fact that tracking systems are known to require high positioning accuracy, while Cell-ID positioning is known as being "low accuracy" positing technique. However, using the Cell-IDs in a different way (a novel approach) than in current positioning will allow the implementation of a tracking system capable of providing sufficient positioning accuracy for many location-dependent applications.