GPS-Free node localization in mobile wireless sensor networks

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GPS-Free node localization in mobile wireless sensor networks
An important problem in mobile ad-hoc wireless sensor networks is the localization of individual nodes, i.e., each node’s awareness of its position relative to the network. In this paper, we introduce a variant of this problem (directional localization) where each node must be aware of both its position and orientation relative to the network. This variant is especially relevant for the applications in which mobile nodes in a sensor network are required to move in a collaborative manner. Using global positioning systems for localization in large scale sensor networks is not cost effective and may be impractical in enclosed spaces. On the other hand, a set of pre-existing anchors with globally known positions may not always be available. To address these issues, in this work we propose an algorithm for directional node localization based on relative motion of neighboring nodes in an ad-hoc sensor network without an infrastructure of global positioning systems (GPS), anchor points, o...
Hüseyin Akcan, Vassil Kriakov, Hervé B
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Hüseyin Akcan, Vassil Kriakov, Hervé Brönnimann, Alex Delis
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