Collaborative Sensor Network Localization: Algorithms and Practical Issues
Journal article, 2018

Emerging communication network applications including fifth-generation (5G) cellular and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) will almost certainly require location information at as many network nodes as possible. Given the energy requirements and lack of indoor coverage of Global Positioning System (GPS), collaborative localization appears to be a powerful tool for such networks. In this paper, we survey the state of the art in collaborative localization with an eye toward 5G cellular and IoT applications. In particular, we discuss theoretical limits, algorithms, and practical challenges associated with collaborative localization based on range-based as well as range-angle-based techniques.





collaborative localization

sensor network localization



cooperative localization

sensor networks


R. Michael Buehrer

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Reza Monir Vaghefi

Blue Danube Systems

Proceedings of the IEEE

0018-9219 (ISSN)

Vol. 106 6 1089-1114

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Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Communication Systems

Computer Systems