Correlation-Based Radio Localization in an Indoor Environment
The authors investigate the feasibility of using correlation-based methods for estimating the spatial location of distributed receiving nodes in an indoor environment. Their algorithms do not assume any knowledge regarding the transmitter locations or the transmitted signal, but do assume that there are ambient signal sources whose location and properties are, however, not known. The motivation for this kind of node localization is to avoid interaction between nodes. It is most useful in non-line-of-sight propagation environments, where there is a lot of scattering. Correlation-based node localization is able to exploit an abundance of bandwidth of ambient signals, as well as the features of the scattering environment.