Chapter 12. Localization

  1. Xuemin (Sherman) Shen PhD, PEng Professor Associate Chair4,
  2. Mohsen Guizani PhD Professor5,
  3. Robert Caiming Qiu PhD Associate Professor6 and
  4. Tho Le-Ngoc PhD Professor7
  1. Kegen Yu PhD Research Scientist1,
  2. Harri Saarnisaari PhD Senior Research Scientist2,
  3. Jean-philippe Montillet2,
  4. Alberto Rabbachin PhD2,
  5. Ian Oppermann PhD Director3 and
  6. Giuseppe Thadeu Freitas de Abreu PhD Research Scientist2

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470028521.ch12

Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications and Networks

Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications and Networks

How to Cite

Yu, K., Saarnisaari, H., Montillet, J.-p., Rabbachin, A., Oppermann, I. and Freitas de Abreu, G. T. (2006) Localization, in Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications and Networks (eds X. (. Shen, M. Guizani, R. C. Qiu and T. Le-Ngoc), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470028521.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  2. 5

    Department of Computer Science, Western Michigan University, Parkview Campus, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

  3. 6

    Wireless Networking Systems Laboratory, Center for Manufacturing Research/Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, USA

  4. 7

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    CSIRO ICT Centre, Cnr Vimiera and Pembroke Roads, Marsfield NSW 2122, Australia

  2. 2

    Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

  3. 3

    Product Business, Operations Solutions – Performance, Nokia Networks, Espoo, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470011447

Online ISBN: 9780470028520



  • precision localization;
  • UWB precision localization system;
  • time-of-arrival (TOA) estimation;
  • energy-collection–based approach;
  • threshold crossing (TC) criterion;
  • location and tracking;
  • theoretical positioning accuracy;
  • time difference (TD) location systems;
  • TOA/TDOA measurements and UWB devices


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Time-of-Arrival Estimation

  • Location and Tracking

  • Location in Distributed Architectures

  • Theoretical Positioning Accuracy

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgment

  • References