Emitter Location Finding using Particle Swarm Optimization

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Cakir, O.; Kaya, I.; Yazgan, A.; Tugcu, E.
Emitter location finding; time difference of arrival; time difference of arrival averaging; particle swarm optimization; Cramer-Rao lower bound
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Using several spatially separated receivers, nowadays positioning techniques, which are implemented to determine the location of the transmitter, are often required for several important disciplines such as military, security, medical, and commercial applications. In this study, localization is carried out by particle swarm optimization using time difference of arrival. In order to increase the positioning accuracy, time difference of arrival averaging based two new methods are proposed. Results are compared with classical algorithms and Cramer-Rao lower bound which is the theoretical limit of the estimation error.