Localization Algorithms and Strategies for Wireless Sensor Networks: Monitoring and Surveillance Techniques for Target Tracking

Localization Algorithms and Strategies for Wireless Sensor Networks: Monitoring and Surveillance Techniques for Target Tracking

Guoqiang Mao (University of Sydney, Australia) and Baris Fidan (National ICT Australia and Australian National University, Australia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: May, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 526
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-396-8
ISBN13: 9781605663968|ISBN10: 1605663964|EISBN13: 9781605663975
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Description & Coverage

Wireless localization techniques are an area that has attracted interest from both industry and academia, with self-localization capability providing a highly desirable characteristic of wireless sensor networks.

Localization Algorithms and Strategies for Wireless Sensor Networks encompasses the significant and fast growing area of wireless localization techniques. This book provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of topics and fundamental theories underpinning measurement techniques and localization algorithms. A useful compilation for academicians, researchers, and practitioners, this Premier Reference Source contains relevant references and the latest studies emerging out of the wireless sensor network field.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation of localization algorithms
  • Global rigidity and localizability
  • Localization algorithm development cycle
  • Localization in wireless networks
  • Location awareness
  • Machine learning based localization
  • Range and location accuracy
  • Robust localization using identifying codes
  • Sensor network localization theory and algorithms
  • Signal strength for sensor localization
  • Statistical location detection
  • Wireless sensor network localization
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This book covers the major techniques that have been widely used for wireless sensor network localization and capture the most recent developments in the area.

– Guoqiang Mao, University of Sydney, Australia
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Editor/Author Biographies
Guoqiang Mao received his Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Hubei University of Technology (China), his Master degree in engineering from South East University (China) and PhD in telecommunications engineering from Edith Cowan University, Australia in 1995, 1998 and 2002 respectively. After graduation from PhD, he worked in the US-based industrial company “Intelligent Pixel Incorporation” as a Senior Research Engineer for one year. He joined the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the University of Sydney in December 2002 where he is a Senior Lecturer now. He is seconded to National ICT Australia as a Senior Researcher since 2003. He has published over fifty papers in prestigious journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has been a regular reviewer for many of the leading journals in the area. He has served as a program committee member in a number of international conferences and was the publicity co-chair of 2007 ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems. He was listed in the 25th Anniversary Edition of Marquis “Who's Who in the World” (2008) and in the 9th (2007) and 10th (2008) Anniversary Edition of Marquis “Who's Who in Science and Engineering”. His research interests include wireless localization techniques, wireless multihop networks, graph theory and its application in networking, telecommunications traffic measurement, analysis and modeling, and network performance analysis.
Barýþ Fidan received his BS degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Middle East Technical University, (Turkey, 1996), his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in 1998, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA in 2003. After working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Southern California for one year, he joined the National ICT Australia and the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering of the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2005, where he is currently a senior researcher. His research interests include autonomous multi-agent dynamical systems, sensor networks, cooperative localization, adaptive and nonlinear control, switching and hybrid systems, mechatronics, and various control applications including high performance and hypersonic flight control, semiconductor manufacturing process control, and disk-drive servo systems. He is coauthor of more than seventy publications, including the textbook “Adaptive Control Tutorial” (SIAM, 2006).
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List of Reviewers

  • Brian Anderson, the Australian National University; Australia
  • Adrian Bishop, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Chun Tung Chou, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Soura Dasgupta, the University of Iowa, USA
  • Kutluyýl Doðançay, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Jia Fang, Yale University, USA
  • Tolga Girici, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Fredrik Gustafsson, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Hatem Hmam, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
  • Julien Hendrickx, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Tibor Jordán, Eötvös University, Hungary
  • Anushiya Kannan, the University of Sydney, Australia
  • Emre Köksal, the Ohio State University, USA
  • Ullrich Köthe, the University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Anthony Kuh, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • Lavy Libman, National ICT Australia, Australia
  • Sarfraz Nawaz, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Michael L. McGuire, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Garry Newsam, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
  • M. Özgür Oktel, Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Neal Patwari, University of Utah, USA
  • Parastoo Sadeghi, the Australian National University, Australia
  • Yi Shang, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
  • Qinfeng Shi, the Australian National University and National ICT Australia, Australia
  • Bülent Tavlý, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey