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Understanding Ultra Wide Band Radio Fundamentals by Guerino Giancola - University of Rome La Sapienza, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto - University of Rome La Sapienza

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Chapter 10 UWB Ranging and Positioning

Ranging and positioning are very likely to play a major role in the advanced design of wireless communication networks in the coming years. This chapter is devoted to the analysis of ranging and positioning algorithms and related protocols. We will review basic principles and present a few examples of positioning systems and protocols, such as GPS. We will end the chapter with an application example consisting of networks of sensors provided with positioning information called MAgiC world.

10.1 Ranging vs. Positioning

The terms “ranging” and “positioning”, as well as “localization”, are used in current literature in a very flexible manner; there is no common understanding or convention on the exact meaning ...

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