A practical localization solution for wireless sensor networks deployed in linear topography

Kui Zhang, Peng Guo, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a practical range-free localization solution for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Different from existing localization approaches, the proposed solution is specially designed for an ultra sparse mobile WSNs deployed in coal mine tunnels with linear topography. To obtain more reference information requited for localization with limited anchor nodes, the proposed solution sets asymmetrical transmission range for the sensor nodes and makes best use of a priori knowledge about the location of the anchor nodes. Numerous real measurements and real localization experiments were made in a coal mine tunnel in the ShanDong province, China. The experimental results show that our proposed solution achieves a high localization accuracy with an error less than 13% of the transmission range of the anchor nodes, while, the traditional range-free solution, i.e., Ad-Hoc Positioning System, has an error about 44% of the transmission range under the same conditions.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages115-120
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7176-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
    Event6th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2010 - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 7 Dec 201010 Dec 2010
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2010
    Abbreviated titleISSNIP
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period7/12/1010/12/10

    Keywords

    • METIS-276222
    • EWI-19083
    • IR-75227

    Cite this

    Zhang, K., Guo, P., Meratnia, N., & Havinga, P. J. M. (2010). A practical localization solution for wireless sensor networks deployed in linear topography. In Proceedings of the 2010 Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) (pp. 115-120). USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSNIP.2010.5706773