A Novel Power-Monitoring Strategy for Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Antithetic Sampling Method

A Novel Power-Monitoring Strategy for Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Antithetic Sampling Method

Vasim Babu M. (KKR and KSR Institute of Technology and Sciences, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9004-0.ch004


The prime objective of this chapter is to develop a power-mapping localization algorithm based on Monte Carlo method using a discrete antithetic approach called Antithetic Markov Chain Monte Carlo (AMCMC). The chapter is focused on solving two major problems in WSN, thereby increasing the accuracy of the localization algorithm and discrete power control. Consecutively, the work is focused to reduce the computational time, while finding the location of the sensor. The model achieves the power controlling strategy using discrete power levels (CC2420 radio chip) which allocate the power, based on the event of each sensor node. By utilizing this discrete power mapping method, all the high-level parameters are considered for WSN. To improve the overall accuracy, the antithetic sampling is used to reduce the number of unwanted sampling, while identifying the sensor location in each transition state. At the final point, the accuracy is increased to 94% wherein nearly 24% of accuracy is increased compared to other MCL-based localization schemes.
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Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is named as a group of wireless networked low-power sensor devices in which, each node incorporates with microprocessor, radio and a limited amount of storage. The couple of tasks like localizing and tracking, moving stimuli or objects are essential capabilities of a sensor network. The major problems, that are considered in designing the proposed localization algorithm, are high power consumption, cost and time synchronization. Also, localization error, beacon density, 2D analysis structure and low sampling efficiency hinder the performance of the localization algorithms. The existing Adaptive Monte Carlo Technique experiences the foresaid problems. Based on the problem specification the objective of the proposed system is framed to solve the grievances and to obtain the desired optimal results in Wireless Sensor Network. The localization schemes for WSN have been developed in the last 20 years. The schemes have been widely used in various applications like military, civil, multi-robot search teams, automated guided vehicles and many others. These applications consist of multiple autonomous agents locally interacting in pursuit of a global goal. To control over the above system, the distributed control strategy is incorporated. Moreover, the transmission power plays a key role in the design of wireless networks. Power control helps in various functionalities in wireless sensor network which has been stated by Jaein jeong et al. (2007). They are:

  • Interface Management: In broadcast wireless network, the signals interfere with each other. It is very crucial in CDMA systems where orthogonality between the users is difficult to maintain. In this system, the power control strategy helps the user in efficient spectral reuse and desirable communication experience.

  • Energy management: The lifetime of the nodes and the network rely on the energy conservation, due to inadequate battery power in mobile stations, hand-held devices and or in any nodes that generally operate on limited energy budget. The energy conservation is made possible through power control strategy.

  • Connectivity management: In wireless network,the signals are uncertain, energy limited and time-variated. In order to estimate the channel state and to be stay- connected with the transmitter, the receiver should be able to maintain a least possible level of received signal, due to the above characteristics of wireless network. Here, the power control strategy assists in maintaining a logical connectivity for a given signal processing of a network.

Thus, the power control strategy plays an essential task in WSN. Moreover, the power utilization is varied, due to the location of the sensors. Several researchers have pointed that the efficient performance of WSN is often influenced by localization and power mapping. Localization is crucial and complex for some applications in WSN. Monte Carlo Localization is widely used for localization process and variance reduction techniques like antithetic variates, control variate and conditional variates are used as discussed by James Neufeld et al. (2015), but, these algorithms are not feasible in terms of accuracy and power management. Hence, methodologies for improving the localization process and discrete power mapping including the aspect of variance reduction are highly focused in this paper.

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