Evaluation of Outdoor RSS-Based Tracking for WSNs Aiming at Topology Parameter Ranges Selection

Date Added: Mar 2011
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The localization and tracking applications are among the most challenging applications, especially when the Received Signal Strength (RSS) is utilized. The RSS is known to be a noisy signal and difficult to use in localization and tracking applications. In this paper, the authors investigate the possibility a target tracking task to be performed with the resources of WSN technology, when using only the RSS of the exchanged messages. They explain that RSS can be used for outdoor localization and tracking application under well-defined topology constraints.