Link sensing-adaptive passive object localization in wireless sensor networks

Tianzhang Xing, Ju Wang, Liqiong Chang, Xiaojiang Chen, Dingyi Fang, Chase Q. Wu

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The passive object localization (POL) problem in wireless sensor networks aims to determine the location of a target without any device attached for receiving or transmitting signal. This problem is challenging as there is very limited information available for deriving the target location. By combining the diffraction and scattering models, we propose a link sensing adaptive approach to POL, which first decides the target position attribute based on the signal strength and then localizes the target in different modes. We conduct rigorous localizability analyses and design a unit localization area scheme to achieve a higher level of localization accuracy. The efficacy of the proposed method is evaluated through comprehensive experiments in real life network environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number717534
JournalInternational Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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