In Next-Generation Wireless Networks that Adopt Millimeter-Waves and Large RIS, the User is Expected to Be in the Near-Field Region, Where the Widely Adopted Far-Field Algorithms based on Far-Field Can Yield Low Positioning Accuracy. Also, the Localization of UE Becomes More Challenging in Multipath Environments. in This Paper, We Propose a Localization Algorithm for a UE in the Near-Field of a RIS in Multipath Environments. the Proposed Scheme Utilizes a LiDAR to Assist the UE Positioning by Providing Geometric Information About Some of the Scatterers in the Environment. This Information is Fed to a Sparse Recovery Algorithm to Improve the Localization Accuracy of the UE by Reducing the Number of Variables (I.e., Angle of Arrivals and Distances) to Be Estimated. the Numerical Results Show that the Proposed Scheme Can Improve the Localization Accuracy by 65% Compared to the Standard CS Scheme.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Channel models; Distance measurement; Laser radar; light detection and ranging (LiDAR); Location awareness; near-field; OFDM; Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS); Uplink; wireless localization; Wireless sensor networks

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2162-2345; 2162-2337

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Article - Journal

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2023