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H. Wymeersch, G. Seco-Granados, G. Destino, D. Dardari and F. Tufvesson, "5G mmWave Positioning for Vehicular Networks," in IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 80-86, Dec. 2017.

5G mm-wave positioning for vehicular networks

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Author: Wymeersch, Henk1; Seco-Granados, Gonzalo2; Destino, Giuseppe3;
Organizations: 1Chalmers University of Technology
2Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
3University of Oulu
4University of Bologna
5Lund University
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-07-30


5G technologies present a new paradigm to provide connectivity to vehicles, in support of high data-rate services, complementing existing inter-vehicle communication standards based on IEEE 802.11p. As we argue, the specific signal characteristics of 5G communication turn out to be highly conducive for vehicle positioning. Hence, 5G can work in synergy with existing on-vehicle positioning and mapping systems to provide redundancy for certain applications, in particular automated driving. This article provides an overview of the evolution of cellular positioning and discusses the key properties of 5G as they relate to vehicular positioning. Open research challenges are presented.

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Series: IEEE wireless communications
ISSN: 1536-1284
ISSN-E: 1558-0687
ISSN-L: 1536-1284
Volume: 24
Issue: 6
Pages: 80 - 86
DOI: 10.1109/MWC.2017.1600374
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
222 Other engineering and technologies
Funding: This work was supported by the EU-H2020 projects 5GCAR and HIGHTS (High Precision Positioning for Cooperative ITS Applications), Grant No. MG-3.5a-2014-636537; the European H2020 project XCycle (Grant 635975); the VINNOVA COPPLAR project, funded under Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation Grant No.~2015- 04849; the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness project TEC2014-53656-R; and Tekes, Nokia and Huawei in the 5G-network device positioning (5GNDP) Project.
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