WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES for LOCATION-BASED SERVICES

Majalah Ilmiah Teknologi Elektro. 2012;11(1)

 

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Journal Title: Majalah Ilmiah Teknologi Elektro

ISSN: 1693-2951 (Print); 2503-2372 (Online)

Publisher: Universitas Udayana

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: Indonesian, English

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Dewi Wirastuti (Universitas Udayana)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 32 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This paper presents an overview of wireless technologies that support location-based services (LBS). Satellite and cellular networks have exploited their communication infrastructure to offer LBS. The rapid deployment of mobile broadband wireless networks has offered another appealing application area. Key to the realisation of LBS is an efficient and accurate positioning technique with various methods and offering different performance levels. So far, Global Positioning System (GPS) has offered the best accuracy at a low cost but it is challenged by poor indoor coverage. With the rapid deployment of broadband wireless access ubiquitously, Mobile WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is seen as a potential positioning option for LBS. Some key features of WiMAX, i.e., broadband benefit, high speed and large coverage area; it will be exploited to provide LBS.