International Journal of Computer Applications
In this paper, the authors evaluate the radio coverage of anchor nodes and reliability in an anchor-based wireless sensor network platform used in locating and monitoring smart energy meters. Knowledge of the location of smart energy meters is critical for network functionalities such as monitoring, billing and energy budget planning. One efficient technique of determining the location of field monitoring and measuring devices such as smart energy meters is the anchor-based localization. Anchor-based localization is a technique in which the unknown node's location is determined with reference to a location aware node.