Accuracy Improvement Of Connectivity-Based Sensor Network Localization

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The early results from connectivity-based sensor network localization suffer from disappointing accuracy. The reason is partly due to the limited information of the problem and also the deficiencies of the algorithms. This paper proposes a two-level range/indication of connectivity between each pair of nodes, which would indicate three levels of connectivity: strong, weak or nil. Theoretically, the two-level connectivity localization problem can be modeled as a non-convex optimization problem in mathematics, which contains the convex constraints and nonconvex constraints. Besides using two-level range to enrich the given information, a two-objective evolutionary algorithm is also used for searching a solution.

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