Next Article in Journal
Architecture and Protocol of a Semantic System Designed for Video Tagging with Sensor Data in Mobile Devices
Next Article in Special Issue
Experimental Assessment of Different Receiver Structures for Underwater Acoustic Communications over Multipath Channels
Previous Article in Journal
Highly Sensitive Detection of Naphthalene in Solvent Vapor Using a Functionalized PBG Refractive Index Sensor
Previous Article in Special Issue
Secure Cooperation of Autonomous Mobile Sensors Using an Underwater Acoustic Network
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Sensors 2012, 12(2), 2026-2061; doi:10.3390/s120202026

Localization Algorithms of Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey

1
Department of Information and Communication Systems, Hohai University, 200 North Jinling Road, Changzhou 213022, China
2
Changzhou Key Laboratory of Sensor Networks and Environmental Sensing, Changzhou 213022, China
3
Department of Multimedia Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, 1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
4
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 6 Kexueyuan South Road Zhongguancun, Beijing 100190, China
5
Naval Academy of Armament, Beijing 100161, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 January 2012 / Revised: 20 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 13 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Underwater Sensor Nodes and Underwater Sensor Networks)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [680 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |  

Abstract

In Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs), localization is one of most important technologies since it plays a critical role in many applications. Motivated by widespread adoption of localization, in this paper, we present a comprehensive survey of localization algorithms. First, we classify localization algorithms into three categories based on sensor nodes’ mobility: stationary localization algorithms, mobile localization algorithms and hybrid localization algorithms. Moreover, we compare the localization algorithms in detail and analyze future research directions of localization algorithms in UWSNs. View Full-Text
Keywords: underwater wireless sensor networks; localization algorithms; centralized; distributed; hybrid underwater wireless sensor networks; localization algorithms; centralized; distributed; hybrid
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Han, G.; Jiang, J.; Shu, L.; Xu, Y.; Wang, F. Localization Algorithms of Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey. Sensors 2012, 12, 2026-2061.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top