Mobile Node Localization in Cellular Networks

International Journal of Mobile Computing and Application
© 2016 by SSRG - IJMCA Journal
Volume 3 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : N.Rohith kumar and C.Nikitha shree
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N.Rohith kumar and C.Nikitha shree, "Mobile Node Localization in Cellular Networks," SSRG International Journal of Mobile Computing and Application, vol. 3,  no. 2, pp. 5-9, 2016. Crossref,


Location information is the most important component in location based applications. This information is used unresponsive safety and service oriented applications to afford users with services according to their Geolocation.There are numerous approaches to locate mobile nodes in indoor and outdoor environment. In thispaper, we are fascinated in outdoor localization predominantly in cellular networks of mobile nodes and existing a localization method based on cell and user location information. Our localization method isbased on hello message delay that is sending and receiving time and coordinate information of BaseTransceiver Station (BTSs). To substantiate our method across cellular network, we implemented andsimulated our method in two scenarios i.e. maintaining database of base stations in centralize and distributed system. Simulation results show the efficiency of our approach and its implementation applicability in telecommunication systems


-Cellular network, Mobile computing, Location base service, Network algorithm.


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