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Wireless Sensor Network Localization Based On A Mobile Beacon And Tsvm


In this paper a new wireless sensor network localization algorithm, based on a mobile beacon and TSVM (Transductive Support Vector Machines) is proposed, which is referred to as MTSVM. The new algorithm takes advantage of a mobile beacon to generate virtual beacon nodes and then utilizes the beacon vector produced by the communication between the nodes to transform the problem of localization into one of classification. TSVM helps to minimize the error of classification of unknown fixed nodes (unlabeled samples). An auxiliary mobile beacon is designed to save the large volumes of expensive sensor nodes with GPS devices. As shown by the simulation test, the algorithm achieves good localization performance.

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Computer Sciences, Information Technology