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Review on Localization Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 116 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors:
Harsimran Kaur
Rohit Bajaj
10.5120/20306-2348

Harsimran Kaur and Rohit Bajaj. Article: Review on Localization Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 116(2):4-7, April 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

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	author = {Harsimran Kaur and Rohit Bajaj},
	title = {Article: Review on Localization Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {116},
	number = {2},
	pages = {4-7},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

The wireless sensor networks are prone to various connectivity, coverage and localization issues. All of these three terms are related to the neighbor formation, connectivity and convergence of the sensor networks. There are several existing solutions available against these problems. This paper proposes a survey on the techniques to overcome the issues of coverage, convergence and neighbor formation. The techniques surveyed under this survey are novel three-dimensional localization DV-Hop algorithm (NTLDV-HOP), distance vector hop (DV-HOP), Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) and the correction value based DV-HOP (RCDV) and correction value based DV-HOP (CDV). Under this survey, we have evaluated all of these techniques for their effectiveness in various situations on the basis of theoretical analysis. This theoretical analysis is based upon the critical evaluation of the existing WSN localization techniques mentioned above. These are termed as the best available techniques for the WSN localization, but having different natures and adaptable and effective in scenarios of their adaptation environment.

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