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K. Mikhaylov et al., "Multi-Radio Perspectives for Massive MTC Localization: Energy Consumption and Utility," 2019 11th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT), Dublin, Ireland, 2019, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ICUMT48472.2019.8970969

Multi-radio perspectives for massive MTC localization : energy consumption and utility

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Author: Mikhaylov, Konstantin1,2; Lema, Maria A.3; Andreev, Sergey4,3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
3King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
4Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
5Actility S. A., Paris, France
6University of Oulu, Oulu, Finlan
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-02-18


The value of the location data for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices is undisputed, and today’s radio technologies provide various means to obtain these data. In this paper, we shed light on the utility of the four illustrative radio-based localization techniques, including satellite navigation and the use of BLE, LoRaWAN, and Cat-NB1 communication technologies. First, we instrument a prototype device comprising all these solutions, thus confirming the feasibility of multi-radio– enabled IoT devices supporting localization. Then, we employ this prototype to empirically assess the energy utility of different localization approaches. Our results demonstrate that in terms of energy consumption, the difference between these techniques approaches five orders of magnitude. By conducting a follow-up survey of the relevant research papers, we assess other important performance metrics, such as the operating environment and the required infrastructure, as well as their effect on the localization accuracy. By combining these results, we show that multi-radio– enabled localization solutions are more flexible than those based on a single localization solution and provide space for further optimizations, especially with regards to energy consumption. Development of such devices is an crucial step toward enabling “anytime, anywhere” localization for IoT devices.

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Series: International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Workshops
ISSN: 2157-0221
ISSN-E: 2157-023X
ISSN-L: 2157-0221
ISBN: 978-1-7281-5764-1
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-5765-8
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/ICUMT48472.2019.8970969
Host publication: 2019 11th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops (ICUMT), 28-30 Oct. 2019 Dublin, Ireland
Conference: International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is supported by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927) as well as projects PRISMA, WiFiUS, and 5G-FORCE. The work of K. Mikhaylov was also supported by the mobility project MeMoV, No. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16 027/00083710, of Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport, funded by European Social Fund and LPWAN-evolution activity funded by the University of Oulu. The work of O. Galinina is supported by a personal Jorma Ollila grant from the Nokia Foundation, by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and by a Postdoctoral Researcher grant from the Academy of Finland.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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