2nd International Conference on GeoComputation

AGPCS - An Automatic GSM-based Positioning and Communication System

Zoran Salcic

The Auckland University,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
20 Symonds St., Auckland, New Zealand

Email: z.salcic@auckland.ac.nz

Presented at the second annual conference of GeoComputation 97 & SIRC 97, University of Otago, New Zealand, 26-29 August 1997


A novel approach to automatic positioning and communication is presented in this paper. The approach is using single GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) technology to achieve both positioning of the mobile station and communication with the other parties in a system containing a number of mobile stations. The paper deals with the overall system architecture, and briefly describes the aspects of positioning, communication and application of the system, without describing the low-level details applied in system operation. It also describes implementation of two experimental versions of the mobile stations, self-positioning and remote positioning, that integrate positioning information in the platform ready to use for different purposes. The approach is applicable to GSM and its other more recent derivatives.