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A Wide Coverage Positioning System (WPS) for Underwater Localization

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Executive Summary

Underwater localization is challenging as its efficacy is affected by propagation delays, motion-induced doppler shift, phase and amplitude fluctuations, multipath interference etc that are inherent in underwater acoustic channels. In this paper, the authors consider a recently proposed Underwater Positioning Scheme, which offers unique localization only in a finite region. They quantify the conditions for unique localization and propose a variant that offers unique localization with high probability regardless of the reference and unknown node deployment. They demonstrate the trade-offs between both schemes in terms of localizability space, localization latency and energy consumption.

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