Range-Based Localization in Mobile Sensor Networks

B.J. Dil, B. Dil, S.O. Dulman, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Localization schemes for wireless sensor networks can be classified as range-based or range-free. They differ in the information used for localization. Range-based methods use range measurements, while range-free techniques only use the content of the messages. None of the existing algorithms evaluate both types of information. Most of the localization schemes do not consider mobility. In this paper, a Sequential Monte Carlo Localization Method is introduced that uses both types of information as well as mobility to obtain accurate position estimations, even when high range measurement errors are present in the network and unpredictable movements of the nodes occur. We test our algorithm in various environmental settings and compare it to other known localization algorithms. The simulations show that our algorithm outperforms these known range-oriented and range-free algorithms for both static and dynamic networks. Localization improvements range from 12% to 49% in a wide range of conditions.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Third European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks
    EditorsK. Romer, H. Karl, F. Mattern
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)3-540-32158-6
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2006
    EventProceedings of Third European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, Zurich, Switzerland: Proceedings of Third European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks - London
    Duration: 13 Feb 200615 Feb 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Numbersuppl 2
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceProceedings of Third European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, Zurich, Switzerland


    • EWI-8630
    • IR-63843
    • METIS-237807
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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