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Distributed Localization Using a Moving Beacon in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Distributed Localization Using a Moving Beacon in Wireless Sensor Networks
The localization of sensor nodes is a fundamental problem in sensor networks and can be implemented using powerful and expensive beacons. Beacons, the fewer the better, can acquire their position knowledge either from GPS devices or by virtue of being manually placed. In this paper, we propose a distributed method to localization of sensor nodes using a single moving beacon, where sensor nodes compute their position estimate based on the range-free technique. Two parameters are critical to the location accuracy of sensor nodes: the radio transmission range of the beacon and how often the beacon broadcasts its position. Theoretical analysis shows that these two parameters determine the upper bound of the estimation error when the traverse route of the beacon is a straight line. We extend the position estimate when the traverse route of the beacon is randomly chosen in a real-world situation, where the radio irregularity might cause a node to miss some crucial coordinate information from...
Bin Xiao, Hekang Chen, Shuigeng Zhou
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TPDS
Authors Bin Xiao, Hekang Chen, Shuigeng Zhou
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