Modelling the Localization Scheme Integrated with a MAC Protocol in a Wireless Sensor Network

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
Topic: Networking
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Node localization is one of the major issues of wireless sensor networks that determine the physical positions of nodes. The location data is useful to many communication protocols such as packet routing and sensing coverage in wireless sensor networks. It has been a daunting task to develop a practical algorithm for node localization in an environment where sensor nodes are with limited power, low cost etc. In this paper, a novel idea to conserve energy required in a localization algorithm by integrating it with duty cycled MAC protocol in wireless sensor network has been modeled.

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