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Sensors 2012, 12(1), 839-862; doi:10.3390/s120100839
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A Low-Complexity Geometric Bilateration Method for Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks and Its Comparison with Least-Squares Methods

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Received: 12 December 2011; in revised form: 9 January 2012 / Accepted: 10 January 2012 / Published: 12 January 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Collaborative Sensors)
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Abstract: This research presents a distributed and formula-based bilateration algorithm that can be used to provide initial set of locations. In this scheme each node uses distance estimates to anchors to solve a set of circle-circle intersection (CCI) problems, solved through a purely geometric formulation. The resulting CCIs are processed to pick those that cluster together and then take the average to produce an initial node location. The algorithm is compared in terms of accuracy and computational complexity with a Least-Squares localization algorithm, based on the Levenberg–Marquardt methodology. Results in accuracy vs. computational performance show that the bilateration algorithm is competitive compared with well known optimized localization algorithms.
Keywords: distributed-localization; wireless sensor networks; Least Squares (LS); optimization; bilateration distributed-localization; wireless sensor networks; Least Squares (LS); optimization; bilateration
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Cota-Ruiz, J.; Rosiles, J.-G.; Sifuentes, E.; Rivas-Perea, P. A Low-Complexity Geometric Bilateration Method for Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks and Its Comparison with Least-Squares Methods. Sensors 2012, 12, 839-862.

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Cota-Ruiz J, Rosiles J-G, Sifuentes E, Rivas-Perea P. A Low-Complexity Geometric Bilateration Method for Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks and Its Comparison with Least-Squares Methods. Sensors. 2012; 12(1):839-862.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Cota-Ruiz, Juan; Rosiles, Jose-Gerardo; Sifuentes, Ernesto; Rivas-Perea, Pablo. 2012. "A Low-Complexity Geometric Bilateration Method for Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks and Its Comparison with Least-Squares Methods." Sensors 12, no. 1: 839-862.



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