Simple position estimation for wireless sensor networks

Adebutu, Toks and Sacks, Lionel and Marshall, Ian W. (2003) Simple position estimation for wireless sensor networks. In: LCS-2003. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Wireless sensor networks need to have positioning information in order to form a coherent picture of the environment they are sensing. Traditional methods of providing this information, such as GPS, fall outside the cost, power and processing constraints of these networks. This paper presents a solution to this problem based on an exploration of the possibilities that exist given the network constraints and using some of these hidden constraints to an advantage. The method is based on the assumption that inter-node ranging and communication is possible and that there exists devices within the network that know their absolute position via GPS or hard coding. The technique uses “iterative averaging” to enable the network converge to a stable solution. This approach gives fast, approximate localization information, given the constraints of sensor networks.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 10:40
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