Anchor-Free Localization in Mixed Wireless Sensor Network Systems
Source: Dartmouth College
Recent technological advances have fostered the emergence of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), which consist of tiny, wireless, battery-powered nodes that are expected to revolutionize the ways in which the authors understand and construct complex physical systems. A fundamental property needed to use and maintain these WSNs is "Localization", which allows the establishment of spatial relationships among nodes over time. This dissertation presents a series of Geographic Distributed Localization (GDL) algorithms for mixed WSNs, in which both static and mobile nodes can coexist. The GDL algorithms provide a series of useful methods for localization in mixed WSNs.