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Watfa, M. K., Nsouli, T., Al-Ayyash, M. & Ayyash, O. 2010, 'Reactive localization in underwater wireless sensor networks', International Conference on Computer and Network Technology, IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, pp. 244-248.


In this paper, we present a novel technique for localizing an event of interest in an underwater environment. The network consists of randomly deployed identical sensor nodes. Instead of proactively localizing every single node in the network as all proposed techniques set out to do, we approach localization from a reactive angle. We reduce the localization problem to the problem of finding 4-Node Coverage, in which we form a subset of nodes such that every node in the original set is covered by four nodes belonging to this special subset – which we call the anchor nodes for simplicity. This subset of anchor nodes behaves like a backbone to the localization process. We show that in terms of energy consumption, this localization technique far surpasses others in terms of energy efficiency.



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