Location-aware communications for 5G networks: How location information can improve scalability, latency, and robustness of 5G

Di Taranto, Rocco; Muppirisetty, Srikar; Raulefs, Ronald; Slock, Dirk TM; Svensson, Tommy; Wymeersch, Henk
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Volume:31, Issue: 6, October 15, 2014

Fifth-generation (5G) networks will be the first generation to benefit from location information that is sufficiently precise to be leveraged in wireless network design and optimization. We argue that location information can aid in addressing several of the key challenges in 5G, complementary to existing and planned technological developments. These challenges include an increase in traffic and number of devices, robustness for mission-critical services, and a reduction in total energy consumption and latency. This article gives a broad overview of the growing research area of location-aware communications across different layers of the protocol stack. We highlight several promising trends, tradeoffs, and pitfalls.

Communication systems
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