An Efficient Hybrid Localization Technique in Wireless Sensor Networks [article]

Deepali Virmani, Satbir Jain
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Sensor nodes are low cost, low power devices that are used to collect physical data and monitor environmental conditions from remote locations. Wireless Sensor Networks(WSN) are collection of sensor nodes, coordinating among themselves to perform a particular task. Localization is defined as the deployment of the sensor nodes at known locations in the network. Localization techniques are classified as Centralized and Distributed. MDS-Map and SDP are some of the centralized algorithms while
more » ... sion, Gradient,APIT, Bounding Box, Relaxation-Based and Coordinate System Stitching come under Distributed algorithms. In this paper, we propose a new hybrid localization technique, which combines the advantages of the centralized and distributed algorithms and overcomes some of the drawbacks of the existing techniques. Simulations done with J-Sim prove advantage of the proposed scheme in terms of localization error calculated by varying the sink nodes, increasing node density and increasing communication range.
arXiv:1303.3817v1 fatcat:opyuhzkh3ndrhfiokxdcswc2lu