An efficient WLS estimator for target localization in wireless sensor networks

Slavisa Tomic, Marko Beko, Rui Dinis, Milan Tuba, Nebojsa Bacanin

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This work considers the problem of target localization in a 3-D space, using coupled measurements of angle of arrival (AoA) and received signal strength (RSS). By applying the transformation from Cartesian to spherical coordinates and by taking advantage of the available AoA observations, we establish novel relationships between the measurements and the unknown target location. From these relationships, we derive a simple closed-form solution estimator. Simulation results validate the remarkable performance of the proposed estimator, both in terms of estimation accuracy and execution time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788674666494
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2017
Event24th Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2016 - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 22 Nov 201623 Nov 2016


Conference24th Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2016


  • Angle of arrival (AoA)
  • received signal strength (RSS)
  • weighted least squares (WLS)
  • wireless localization
  • wireless sensor network (WSN)


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