Uncertain Data Clustering-Based Distance Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks
AbstractFor communication distance estimations in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) value is usually assumed to have a linear relationship with the logarithm of the communication distance. However, this is not always true in reality because there are always uncertainties in RSSI readings due to obstacles, wireless interferences, etc. In this paper, we specifically propose a novel RSSI-based communication distance estimation method based on the idea of interval data clustering. We first use interval data, combined with statistical information of RSSI values, to interpret the distribution characteristics of RSSI. We then use interval data hard clustering and soft clustering to overcome different levels of RSSI uncertainties, respectively. We have used real RSSI measurements to evaluate our communication distance estimation method in three representative wireless environments. Extensive experimental results show that our communication distance estimation method can effectively achieve promising estimation accuracy with high efficiency when compared to other state-of-art approaches. View Full-Text
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Luo, Q.; Peng, Y.; Peng, X.; Saddik, A.E. Uncertain Data Clustering-Based Distance Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2014, 14, 6584-6605.
Luo Q, Peng Y, Peng X, Saddik AE. Uncertain Data Clustering-Based Distance Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2014; 14(4):6584-6605.Chicago/Turabian Style
Luo, Qinghua; Peng, Yu; Peng, Xiyuan; Saddik, Abdulmotaleb E. 2014. "Uncertain Data Clustering-Based Distance Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensors 14, no. 4: 6584-6605.