6. A Pragmatic Approach to Cooperative Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks

  1. Apostolos Georgiadis2,
  2. Hendrik Rogier3,
  3. Luca Roselli4 and
  4. Paolo Arcioni5
  1. Albert Bel Pereira,
  2. José López Vicario and
  3. Gonzalo Seco-Granados

Published Online: 20 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118405864.ch6

Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits and Systems: Emerging Design, Technologies, and Applications

Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits and Systems: Emerging Design, Technologies, and Applications

How to Cite

Pereira, A. B., Vicario, J. L. and Seco-Granados, G. (2012) A Pragmatic Approach to Cooperative Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks, in Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits and Systems: Emerging Design, Technologies, and Applications (eds A. Georgiadis, H. Rogier, L. Roselli and P. Arcioni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118405864.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    CTTC, Spain

  2. 3

    Ghent University, Belgium

  3. 4

    University of Perugia, Italy

  4. 5

    University of Pavia, Italy

Author Information

  1. Department of Telecommunications and Systems, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119944942

Online ISBN: 9781118405864

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Keywords:

  • Wireless Sensor Networks;
  • Cooperative Localization;
  • Received Signal Strength;
  • Least Squares Position Estimation;
  • Node Selection;
  • Path-loss Estimation

Summary

The sixth chapter, A pragmatic approach to cooperative positioning in wireless sensor networks, contributed by Albert Bel, Jose Lopez Vicario and Gonzalo Seco Granados from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona – UAB, Spain, is devoted to the theoretical framework behind localization techniques in wireless sensor networks. In recent years, location estimation in wireless sensor networks (WSN) has raised a lot of interest from researchers. In particular, much attention has been recently paid to cooperative positioning techniques as accurate positioning estimates can be obtained in networks with low complexity and low-cost terminals. The objective of this chapter is to provide a review on cooperative schemes for WSN. Among all of them, special emphasis is given to receive signal strength (RSS) based techniques as they provide suitable solutions for practical implementation. Since the accuracy of RSS methods depends on the suitability of the propagation models, cooperative localization algorithms that dynamically estimate the path loss exponent are also described. Besides, practical examples based on real WSN deployments are presented.