Comparative Analysis of TDOA-based Localization Methods in the Presence of Sensor Position Errors

Dalveren Y., Kara A.

4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT), Barcelona, Spain, 5 - 07 April 2017, pp.556-560 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/codit.2017.8102652
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.556-560
  • Keywords: time difference of arrival, localization, erroneous sensor positions, comparative analysis, TIME-DIFFERENCE, ARRIVAL


It is widely known that localization of emitters can be efficiently achieved by time difference of arrival (TDOA) techniques in a multiple sensor system. Several studies have been proposed in the literature to improve the localization accuracy of TDOA techniques. Among these, very few of them have considered the error in the sensor positions although the accuracy of localization is very sensitive to sensor position errors. In this study, existing TDOA-based localization methods in the presence of sensor position errors are briefly discussed, and then they are comparatively analyzed for specific scenarios. To this end, simulations are performed to compare the localization accuracy of the methods, specifically, with high level of sensor positional errors. It is intended to decide an efficient and robust estimator to be used for an ongoing research on passive localization of radar emitters in dense scattering environments.