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Localization performance in Wireless Body Sensor Networks with beacon enabled MAC and space-time dependent channel model

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4 Author(s)
Ben Hamida, E. ; Minatec, CEA-Leti, Grenoble, France ; Maman, M. ; Denis, B. ; Ouvry, L.

Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSNs) have recently received a lot of research interests due to their wide applications in healthcare, security, sports and entertainment. Accurate WBSNs localization is a fundamental problem to be overcome to enable the development of effective location-aware applications. This paper introduces and investigates the performance of WBSN localization algorithms using a beacon-enabled TDMA MAC protocol and a space-time dependent channel model. We aim at examining the potential benefits and issues stemming from implementing cooperative positioning strategies, and investigating the resulting trade-off between localization efficiency and MAC performances.

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Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Workshops (PIMRC Workshops), 2010 IEEE 21st International Symposium on

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26-30 Sept. 2010