An overview of the challenges and progress in meeting the E-911 requirement for location service

Jeffrey W. Reed, Kevin J. Krizman, Brian D. Woerner, Theodore S. Rappaport

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When the FCC created the rules for wireless Enhanced 911 (E-911) service, a flurry of research and development activities dedicated to locating the position of emergency callers followed. The current deadline for this capability is October 1, 2001. In this article, we review the unique challenges and some of the proposed approaches for each of the major wireless standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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