On Location Estimation Methods For Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

Al-Jemeli, Marwan and Hussin, Fawnizu Azmadi and Hamid, Nor Hisham (2014) On Location Estimation Methods For Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 8 (1). pp. 124-130. ISSN 2040-7467

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This study presents an energy-efficient location estimation method aimed for mobile nodes in wireless sensor networks. The proposed method is a combination of two operations. Trilateration method is combined with a vector based incremental updates which is implemented by using a digital compass and a speedometer to estimate the location of the mobile node. This combined operation decreases the power consumed from the mobile node trying to locate itself. The proposed method has been implemented on an arduino-based mobile robot with wireless communication peripherals. The implementation shows that the location estimation accuracy is between 0.69-1.97 m from the actual location of the mobile node. The average location estimation error is comparable to other proposed methods for locating mobile sensor nodes. Based on the actual measurement of the test system, the energy consumption of the proposed method is 20% less than the trilateration method alone.

Item Type:Article
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Electrical And Electronics - Pervasisve Systems - Microelectronics - Sensor Development
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
ID Code:11940
Deposited By: Dr Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin
Deposited On:07 Oct 2016 01:42
Last Modified:07 Oct 2016 01:42

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