Locating Zigbee Devices in a Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Network: an ESD-Based Integrated Solution

Date Added: Nov 2011
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Recent advances in the technology of wireless electronic devices have made possible to build ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) using inexpensive nodes consisting of low power processors, a modest amount of memory and simple wireless transceivers. Over the last years, many novel applications have been envisaged for distributed WSNs in the area of monitoring, communication and control. One of the key enabling and indispensable services in WSNs is localization (i.e., positioning), given that the availability of nodes' location may represent the fundamental support for various protocols (e.g., routing) and applications (e.g., habitat monitoring).