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Probabilistic Behavior of Sensor Network Localization

  • Xun-Xue Cui
  • Zhan Zhao
  • Qing Tao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3759)

Abstract

Positioning is a fundamental issue for wireless sensor network operation. Despite the recent proposals for the development of localization algorithms, the probabilistic behavior in position estimation using inaccurate measurements has not been analyzed. The paper focuses on two theoretical problems of localization from the viewpoint of probability analysis. First, it was proved that the position error in positioning is distributed by the χ 2. Secondly, we demonstrated that the sensor connectivity distribution converges to the Poisson. Experiments of connectivity distribution were performed, and some conclusions were given to conduct a sensor network deployment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xun-Xue Cui
    • 1
    • 3
  • Zhan Zhao
    • 2
  • Qing Tao
    • 3
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Novel Software TechnologyNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.The Institute of ElectronicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.New Star Research Institute of Applied TechnologyHefeiChina

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