Next Article in Journal
Adaptive Redundant Lifting Wavelet Transform Based on Fitting for Fault Feature Extraction of Roller Bearings
Next Article in Special Issue
A Network Coding Based Routing Protocol for Underwater Sensor Networks
Previous Article in Journal
Silencing Quorum Sensing through Extracts of Melicope lunu-ankenda
Previous Article in Special Issue
Underwater Wireless Sensor Communications in the 2.4 GHz ISM Frequency Band
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2012, 12(4), 4352-4380; doi:10.3390/s120404352

A Reverse Localization Scheme for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks

Department of Computer Systems and Communication, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Skudai 81310, Johor, Malaysia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 16 February 2012 / Revised: 18 March 2012 / Accepted: 19 March 2012 / Published: 29 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Underwater Sensor Nodes and Underwater Sensor Networks)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [574 KB, 21 June 2014; original version 21 June 2014]   |  

Abstract

Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs) provide new opportunities to observe and predict the behavior of aquatic environments. In some applications like target tracking or disaster prevention, sensed data is meaningless without location information. In this paper, we propose a novel 3D centralized, localization scheme for mobile underwater wireless sensor network, named Reverse Localization Scheme or RLS in short. RLS is an event-driven localization method triggered by detector sensors for launching localization process. RLS is suitable for surveillance applications that require very fast reactions to events and could report the location of the occurrence. In this method, mobile sensor nodes report the event toward the surface anchors as soon as they detect it. They do not require waiting to receive location information from anchors. Simulation results confirm that the proposed scheme improves the energy efficiency and reduces significantly localization response time with a proper level of accuracy in terms of mobility model of water currents. Major contributions of this method lie on reducing the numbers of message exchange for localization, saving the energy and decreasing the average localization response time. View Full-Text
Keywords: localization; underwater wireless sensor networks; reverse localization scheme   localization; underwater wireless sensor networks; reverse localization scheme  
Figures

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

Moradi, M.; Rezazadeh, J.; Ismail, A.S. A Reverse Localization Scheme for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks. Sensors 2012, 12, 4352-4380.

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