UWB-assisted real-time localization in wireless sensor networks
journal contributionposted on 2014-05-15, 13:20 authored by Huanjia Yang, Weiwei Wu
A safety monitoring and accident warning system for underground construction site has been designed in our previous work based on wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Real-time localization of mobile targets is crucial for tracking the related incidents. However, the current RSSI-based localization approach struggles to achieve the required performance. This is due to the limited ranging accuracy of RSSI devices. In this paper, we investigate various ways of improving the localization accuracy and propose our solution of a hybrid UWB-assisted approach. We argue that a hybrid UWB-assisted RSSI ranging has the best overall performance for our application. We show with both mathematical analysis and demonstration system that, instead of implementing a full UWB network, our approach can improve the accuracy to our desired level with only a small number of additional UWB anchor nodes. © 2013 IEEE.
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