Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

B. Etzlinger, F. Meyer, H. Wymeersch, F. Hlawatsch, G. Müller, A. Springer:
"Cooperative Simultaneous Localization and Synchronization: Toward a Low-Cost Hardware Implementation";
Poster: 8th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM 2014), A Coruña, Spanien; 06-22-2014 - 06-25-2014; in: "IEEE SAM-2014", (2014), 33 - 36.

English abstract:
Cooperative sensor self-localization (CSL) in wireless networks usually requires the nodes to be equipped with specific ranging hardware including ultra-wideband or ultrasonic distance sensors. Such designs are not suitable for application in low-cost, low-power sensor networks. Here, we demonstrate how low-cost, low-power, asynchronous sensor nodes can be used to perform CSL (and, simultaneously, distributed synchronization) by means of time-stamped communication without additional ranging hardware. Our method combines a belief propagation message passing algorithm for cooperative simultaneous localization and synchronization (CoSLAS) with a MAC-layer time stamping scheme.We validate the models underlying the CoSLAS algorithm by means of measurements, and we demonstrate that the localization accuracy achieved by our hardware implementation is far better than that corresponding to the time resolution and measurement errors of the hardware.

synchronization, localization, CoSLAS, belief propagation, MAC-layer time stamping

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