Accession Number : ADP003785

Title :   Position Location in a TDMA Network,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL RICHARDSON TX COLLINS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cable,S.

Report Date : DEC 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Usable position accuracies can be obtained within a TDMA network. A position location algorithm utilizing multilateration and a Kalman filter linear estimator can track the position and clock offset within each network element. An analysis of this method shows that performance is a complex function of a number of factors. With the tools which have been developed for analyzing performance, the obtainable accuracy can be predicted or the parameters required to meet a performance goal can be chosen, given a particular scenario. The cost of implementing position location in terms of network throughput and hardware complexity should not be unreasonable. Consequently, position location may be a valuable, obtainable addition to a tactical data distribution network.

Descriptors :   *Locators, *Algorithms, *Position finding, *Position(Location), *Communications networks, Tactical communications, Tracking, Kalman filtering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE