A Small and Lightweight Ultra-Low Power GSM Cell Tracker

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Autor(en): Erhardt S, Weigel R, Kölpin A
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019


In this publication a logger is introduced that is small and lightweight enough to be carried by bats. It tracks the GSM downlink spectrum, enabling coarse localization. The logger contains a Sub-GHz transceiver, a microcontroller and a DC/DC converter assembled on a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) that is directly mounted on a lithium coin cell battery. The total weight is approximately 2.1 g and the size is comparable to two stacked 1 Euro Cent coins after coating the logger with epoxy resin. A flexible nickel titanium wire antenna is used for receiving GSM signals and for transmitting in the European 868 MHz short-range devices (SRD) band. In a short-term field test the functionality was proven.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Erhardt, Stefan
Professur für Technische Elektronik
Weigel, Robert Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektronik

Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg


Erhardt, S., Weigel, R., & Kölpin, A. (2019). A Small and Lightweight Ultra-Low Power GSM Cell Tracker. Orlando, Florida.

Erhardt, Stefan, Robert Weigel, and Alexander Kölpin. "A Small and Lightweight Ultra-Low Power GSM Cell Tracker." Proceedings of the Radio & Wireless Week 2019, Orlando, Florida 2019.


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