Localization Algorithm for Wireless Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks with Traffic Overhead Minimization by Emission Inhibition

  • Pierre Leone
  • Luminita Moraru
  • Olivier Powell
  • Jose Rolim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4240)


Widely used positioning systems like GPS are not a valid solution in large networks with small size, low cost sensors, due both to their size and their cost. Thus, new solutions for localization awareness are emerging, commonly based on the existence of a few references spread into the network.

We propose a localization algorithm to reduce the number of transmitting nodes. The algorithm relies on self selecting nodes for location information disclosure. Each node makes a decision based on its proximity to the nodes in the area covered only by two of the references used for its own localization. We analyze different aspects of the location awareness propagation problem: communication overhead, redundant transmissions, network coverage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Leone
    • 1
  • Luminita Moraru
    • 1
  • Olivier Powell
    • 1
  • Jose Rolim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland

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