Power Allocation for OFDM Wireless Network Localization Under Expectation and Robustness Constraints
Journal article, 2017
In location-aware wireless networks, mobile nodes (agents) can obtain their positions using range measurements to other nodes with known positions (anchors). Optimal subcarrier power allocation at the anchors reduces positioning error and improves network lifetime and throughput. We present an optimization framework for subcarrier power allocations in network localization with the imperfect knowledge of network parameters based on the fundamental statistical limits. Power allocations with expectation and robustness constraints are obtained using semidefinite optimization problems in noniterative and iterative forms with both unicast and multicast transmissions. Results show that the allocations provide more accurate localization than non-robust designs under channel and agents positions uncertainty.
Wireless network localization
subcarrier power allocation
unicast and multicast transmissions
channel and position uncertainty