Survey on 5G positioning

Arash Shahmansoori, Gonzalo Seco-Granados, Henk Wymeersch

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017. 5G communications are characterized by large bandwidths, large antenna arrays, and device-to-device communication. This chapter describes why and how these properties are conducive to accurate positioning. Moreover, the main challenges in 5G localization such as path-loss are explained together with some solutions. The hybrid beamforming and beam training protocols for localization are explained. This chapter also provides an overview of how 5G technologies have been used for positioning in recent literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Technology Positioning
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • 5G communication
  • 5G positioning
  • Beamforming
  • Device-to-device (D2D) communications
  • Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems
  • Path-loss
  • mm-wave channels


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