Localization in mobile wireless and sensor networks
1 Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
2 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
3 Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Cambridge, MA, USA
4 Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011, 2011:197 doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2011-197Published: 6 December 2011
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Accurate localization or tracking of wireless devices is a crucial requirement for many emerging location-aware systems. Fields of applications include search and rescue, medical care, intelligent transportation, location-based billing, security, home automation, industrial monitoring and control, location-assisted gaming, and social networking. During the last few years, there have been intensive research activities in this area and various solutions have been investigated. The main trend now is toward the integration of heterogeneous technologies to ensure global coverage and high accuracy in all possible scenarios, leading to a seamless localization system available anywhere anytime.