By Topic

Position estimation for wireless sensor networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Wong, K.-F.S. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Kowloon ; Tsang, I.W. ; Cheung, V. ; Chan, S.-H.G.
more authors

In wireless sensor networks, estimating nodal positions is important for routing efficiency and location-based services. Traditional techniques based on precise measurements are often expensive and power-inefficient, while approaches based on landmarks often require bandwidth-inefficient flooding and hence are not scalable for large networks. In this paper, we propose and investigate a cost-effective and distributed algorithm to accurately estimate nodal positions for wireless sensor networks. In our algorithm, a node only needs to identify and exchange information with a certain number of neighbors (around 30) in its proximity in order to estimate its relative nodal position accurately. For location-identification, only a small number of nodes (around 10) are needed to have additional GPS capabilities to accurately estimate the absolute position of every node in the network. Our algorithm is shown to have fast convergence with low estimation error, even for large networks

Published in:

Global Telecommunications Conference, 2005. GLOBECOM '05. IEEE  (Volume:5 )

Date of Conference:

2-2 Dec. 2005