Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scott R. Graham, PhD
Localization is the process of determining relative, as well as absolute, positions of communicating devices. Traditionally, the process is conducted using range or directional estimates. In contrast, this research uses weak information to form relatively tight bounds on possible locations of communicating devices. Under certain conditions, achieved location estimation results are strong. However, these results are highly sensitive to the operating conditions of the proposed networks. More significant results were obtained from specialized cases and that the application yields somewhat limited information for a general randomized network topology. Feasible localization results were found to be attainable but not necessarily practical for multiple experiments. This is due to the brute force nature of the implemented localization algorithm which experiences an exponential increase in runtime as the number of nodes increases.
DTIC Accession Number
Crockford, Andrew S., "Exploiting Semi-Directional Transceivers for Localization in Communication Systems" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 3331.