Directionally Resolved UWB Channel Modeling for Environment-Aware Positioning

Michael Rath, Erik Leitinger, Anh Nguyen, Klaus Witrisal

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In this paper, we formulate a radio channel model for directionally resolved ultra-wideband radio measurements, which takes the directionality of a steerable antenna frontend into account. We outline a Figure of merit to assess the quality of specular multipath components (SMCs) for positioning applications, the signal-to-noise-and-interference-ratio (SINR), and perform an analysis thereof for a practical environment on the basis of a measurement campaign conducted in a parking house. The angle resolved analysis of the SINRs of various SMCs establishes a site specific model of the radio environment that can be leveraged for location-aware radio positioning and communication systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
Event14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2020 - Virtuell, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020


Conference14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2020


  • angle-of-departure
  • multipath component
  • radio positioning
  • ultra-wideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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