A network traffic reduction method for cooperative positioning

Kallol Das, Henk Wymeersch

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    Cooperative positioning is suitable for applications where conventional positioning fails due to lack of connectivity with a sufficient number of reference nodes. In a dense network, as the number of cooperating devices increases, the number of packet exchanges also increases proportionally. This causes network congestion and increases packet collisions. In order to maintain the quality of positioning, we need to reduce loss of information due to collisions. This can achieved by reducing the broadcast of unnecessary information. We show that by intelligently suppressing the transmission of selected nodes, the overall network traffic can be reduced without degrading the positioning performance significantly.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication8th Workshop on Positioning Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2011
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0449-9
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
    Event8th Workshop on Positioning Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2011 - University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 7 Apr 20118 Apr 2011
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Vehicular Technology Society


    Workshop8th Workshop on Positioning Navigation and Communication, WPNC 2011
    Abbreviated titleWPNC


    • METIS-278745
    • IR-77953
    • Network traffic
    • Distance measurement
    • EWI-20400
    • Sum product algorithm
    • Wireless networks
    • Localization
    • Distributed

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