Distributed Ranging Method for Wireless Sensor Network Localization

Weile ZHANG  Qinye YIN  Wenjie WANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.12   pp.3518-3521
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3518
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Wireless Distributed Networks)
distributed ranging,  linear frequency modulation,  wireless sensor networks,  

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A novel distributed ranging method for wireless sensor networks (WSN) is proposed in this letter. Linear frequency modulation (LFM) waves are emitted from the two antenna elements equipped at the anchor node simultaneously to create an interference field. Through the frequency measurement of local RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) signal, the horizontal distance from the anchor node can be estimated independently at each sensor. Analysis and simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed method.