A Distributed Precision Based Localization Algorithm for Ad-Hoc Networks

L. Evers, S.O. Dulman, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    In this paper we introduce a new distributed algorithm for location discovery. It can be used in wireless ad-hoc sensor networks that are equipped with means of measuring the distances between the nodes (like the intensity of the received signal strength). The algorithm takes the reliability of measurements into account during calculation of the nodes positions. Simulation results are presented, showing the algorithms performance in relation to its accuracy, communication and calculation costs. The simulation results of our approach yield 2 to 4 times better results in position accuracy than other systems described previously. This level of performance can be reached using only few broadcast messages with small and constant size, for each node in the network.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPervasive Computing
    Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, PERVASIVE 2004, Linz/Vienna, Austria, April 21-23, 2004. Proceedings
    EditorsAlois Ferscha, Friedemann Mattern
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-24646-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-21835-7
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2004
    Event2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing, PERVASIVE 2004 - Linz/Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 21 Apr 200423 Apr 2004
    Conference number: 2

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing, PERVASIVE 2004
    Abbreviated titlePERVASIVE


    • EWI-10396
    • METIS-221595
    • IR-59902
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems


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