Back
 CN  Vol.1 No.2 , November 2009
The Comparative Research on the Location Technology of Wireless Sensor Networks
Abstract: Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) which is composed of lots of self-organizational intelligence nodes has become new technology of information acquisition and processing. Location technology is one of the key technologies in WSN. There are many kinds of location algorithms currently and the research to performance evaluation and applicability analysis of algorithms has fundamental significance. For this reason, the paper firstly elaborated the performance evaluation indexes of location algorithms, and analyzed the location prin-ciples, characteristics and current fundamental problems to typical and some new location algorithms, and then analyzed and compared some typical location algorithms according to the location accuracy, node den-sity and hardware requirement, obtaining the sphere of application of these algorithms and pointing out the problems which need to be solved in WSN currently.
Cite this paper: nullJ. ZHAO, H. LI and X. ZHAO, "The Comparative Research on the Location Technology of Wireless Sensor Networks," Communications and Network, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2009, pp. 114-120. doi: 10.4236/cn.2009.12018.
References

[1]   F. B. Wang, L. Shi, and F. Y. Ren, “Self-localization systems and algorithms for wireless sensor networks [J],” Chinese Journal of software, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 857–868, 2005.

[2]   Y. Qiu, C. C. Zhao, G. Dai, and C. J. Hu, “Research on localization technology for wireless sensor networks [J],” Computer Science, Vol. 5, No. 35, pp. 47–50, 2008.

[3]   T. He, C. D. Huang, and B. M. Blum, “Range-free localization schemes in large scale sensor networks [C],” Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, New York (NY, USA), pp. 81–95, 2003.

[4]   X. H. Liu, F. M. Li, and P. Zheng, “A distributed and range-free node localization algorithm in wireless sensor network,” in Chinese Journal of Sensors and Actuators, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 154–157, 2008.

[5]   X. T. Zhang, X. J. Ban, S. H. Duan, et al., “Wireless sensor network and artifical life [M],” National Defense Industy Press, Beijing, 2008.

[6]   J. Beutel, Geolocation in a PicoRadio environment [MS. Thesis], UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 1999.

[7]   C. Savarese, J. M. Rabaey, and J. Beutel, “Locationing in distributed ad-hoc wireless sensor network,” In Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Int’l Conf.on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Salt Lake, Vol. 4, pp. 2037?2040, 2001.

[8]   S. Meguerdichian, S. Slijepcevic, V. Karayan, and M. Potkonjak, “Localized algorithms in wireless ad-hoc networks: Location discovery and sensor exposure.” In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Int’l Symp, on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking & Computing, ACM Press, Long Beach, pp. 106?116, 2001.

[9]   S. N. Enrique, V. Vicekanandan, and W. S. V. Wong, “Dual and mixture monte carol localization algorithms for mobile wireless sensor networks [C],” IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, IEEE Press, Hong Kong, pp. 317–328, 2007.

[10]   D. Nicolescu and B. Nath, “Ad-Hoc positioning systems (APS,” In Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, IEEE Communications Society, San Antonio, Vol. 5, pp. 2926?2931, 2001.

[11]   D. Niculescu and B. Nath, “DV based positioning in ad hoc networks,” Journal of Telecommunication Systems, Vol. 22(1/4), pp. 267?280, 2003.

[12]   N. Sundaram and P. Ramanathan, “Connectivity based location estimation scheme for wireless ad hoc net- works,” In Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Global Tele- com munications Conference, IEEE Communications Society, Taipei, Vol. 1, pp. 143?147, 2002.

[13]   D. Niculescu and B. Nath, “Ad hoc positioning system (APS) using AoA,” In Proceedings of the IEEE INFOCOM 2003, IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, San Francisco, Vol. 3, pp. 1734?1743, 2003.

[14]   Y. Shang, W. Ruml, Y. Zhang, and Fromherz MPJ, “Localization from mere connectivity,” In Proceedings of the 4th ACM Internatioal Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking & Computing, ACM Press, Annapolis, pp. 201?212, 2003.

 
 
Top