A scalable global positioning system-free localization scheme for underwater wireless sensor networks

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/334487
Title:
A scalable global positioning system-free localization scheme for underwater wireless sensor networks
Authors:
Mohammed, A.M.; Muhammad, Z.S.; Mohamed, S.-A.
Abstract:
Seaweb is an acoustic communication technology that enables communication between sensor nodes. Seaweb technology utilizes the commercially available telesonar modems that has developed link and network layer firmware to provide a robust undersea communication capability. Seaweb interconnects the underwater nodes through digital signal processing-based modem by using acoustic links between the neighboring sensors. In this paper, we design and investigate a global positioning system-free passive localization protocol by integrating the innovations of levelling and localization with the Seaweb technology. This protocol uses the range data and planar trigonometry principles to estimate the positions of the underwater sensor nodes. Moreover, for precise localization, we consider more realistic conditions namely, (a) small displacement of sensor nodes due to watch circles and (b) deployment of sensor nodes over non-uniform water surface. Once the nodes are localized, we divide the whole network field into circular levels and sectors to minimize the traffic complexity and thereby increases the lifetime of the sensor nodes in the network field. We then form the mesh network inside each of the sectors that increases the reliability. The algorithm is designed in such a way that it overcomes the ambiguous nodes errata and reflected paths and therefore makes the algorithm more robust. The synthetic network geometries are so designed which can evaluate the algorithm in the presence of perfect or imperfect ranges or in case of incomplete data. A comparative study is made with the existing algorithms which proves the efficiency of our newly proposed algorithm. 2013 Mohammed et al.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Mohammed AM, Muhammad ZS, Mohamed S-A (2013) A scalable global positioning system-free localization scheme for underwater wireless sensor networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013: 122. doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2013-122.
Publisher:
SpringerOpen
Journal:
Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Issue Date:
7-May-2013
DOI:
10.1186/1687-1499-2013-122
Type:
Article
ISSN:
16871472
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Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorMohammed, A.M.en
dc.contributor.authorMuhammad, Z.S.en
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, S.-A.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T14:27:36Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-11T14:27:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-07en
dc.identifier.citationMohammed AM, Muhammad ZS, Mohamed S-A (2013) A scalable global positioning system-free localization scheme for underwater wireless sensor networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013: 122. doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2013-122.en
dc.identifier.issn16871472en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1687-1499-2013-122en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/334487en
dc.description.abstractSeaweb is an acoustic communication technology that enables communication between sensor nodes. Seaweb technology utilizes the commercially available telesonar modems that has developed link and network layer firmware to provide a robust undersea communication capability. Seaweb interconnects the underwater nodes through digital signal processing-based modem by using acoustic links between the neighboring sensors. In this paper, we design and investigate a global positioning system-free passive localization protocol by integrating the innovations of levelling and localization with the Seaweb technology. This protocol uses the range data and planar trigonometry principles to estimate the positions of the underwater sensor nodes. Moreover, for precise localization, we consider more realistic conditions namely, (a) small displacement of sensor nodes due to watch circles and (b) deployment of sensor nodes over non-uniform water surface. Once the nodes are localized, we divide the whole network field into circular levels and sectors to minimize the traffic complexity and thereby increases the lifetime of the sensor nodes in the network field. We then form the mesh network inside each of the sectors that increases the reliability. The algorithm is designed in such a way that it overcomes the ambiguous nodes errata and reflected paths and therefore makes the algorithm more robust. The synthetic network geometries are so designed which can evaluate the algorithm in the presence of perfect or imperfect ranges or in case of incomplete data. A comparative study is made with the existing algorithms which proves the efficiency of our newly proposed algorithm. 2013 Mohammed et al.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringerOpenen
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networkingen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/en
dc.subjectAcoustic communicationsen
dc.subjectComparative studiesen
dc.subjectLocalization schemesen
dc.subjectPassive localizationen
dc.subjectRealistic conditionsen
dc.subjectTraffic complexityen
dc.subjectUndersea communicationsen
dc.subjectUnderwater wireless sensor networksen
dc.subjectAlgorithmsen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectComplex networksen
dc.subjectFirmwareen
dc.subjectGlobal positioning systemen
dc.subjectModemsen
dc.subjectNetwork layersen
dc.subjectSignal processingen
dc.subjectTracking (position)en
dc.subjectUnderwater acousticsen
dc.subjectSensor nodesen
dc.titleA scalable global positioning system-free localization scheme for underwater wireless sensor networksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalEurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networkingen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan, Indiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
kaust.authorMuhammad, Zeeshan Shakiren
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