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Review on Localization Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks

by Harsimran Kaur, Rohit Bajaj
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 116 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors: Harsimran Kaur, Rohit Bajaj

Harsimran Kaur, Rohit Bajaj . Review on Localization Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications. 116, 2 ( April 2015), 4-7. DOI=10.5120/20306-2348

@article{ 10.5120/20306-2348,
author = { Harsimran Kaur, Rohit Bajaj },
title = { Review on Localization Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2015 },
volume = { 116 },
number = { 2 },
month = { April },
year = { 2015 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 4-7 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/20306-2348 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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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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Computer Science
Information Sciences


DV-HOP distance vector survey localization neighbor formation connectivity WSN.