Cell Phone Triangulation

Cell Phone TriangulationCell phone triangulation or cell tower triangulation is similar to GPS tracking in many ways. Multiple towers are used to track the phone’s location by measuring the time delay that a signal takes to return back to the towers from the phone. This delay is then calculated into distance and gives a fairly accurate location of the phone.

A typical cell phone has enough power to reach a cell tower as far as 45 miles away. Depending on the technology of the cell phone network, distances can vary; along with other conditions such as equipment and terrain limitations.

The term triangulation applies to the analysis of historical call detail records.  Call detail records only contain information about a single cell tower that was used when a call was made.  To triangulate the location of any cell phone or object we have to have a minimum of three points or more of reference, of which can be retrieved from a cell phone network or carrier.

At Speckin Forensics, we can analyze and report (course admissible and thru expert witness testimony) results of cell phone triangulation. Contact Speckin Forensics today to speak with a cell phone triangulation expert.

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