Location, Localization, and Localizability

Location-awareness Technology for Wireless Networks

  • Yunhao Liu
  • Zheng Yang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 1-8
  3. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 9-25
  4. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 27-36
  5. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 37-54
  6. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 55-74
  7. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 75-96
  8. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 97-109
  9. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 111-129
  10. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 131-145
  11. Yunhao Liu, Zheng Yang
    Pages 155-155
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 147-154

About this book


Title: Location, Localization, Localizability Authors: Yunhao Liu Zheng Yang With the popularity of wireless networks, location-based service has become increasingly prevalent in our lives, and its applications range far and wide. For instance, E-911 in the United States, or corresponding E-112 in Europe, offers timely and accurate assistance to the emergency callers by locating them through mobile communications networks or GPS, and sensor network, a typical type of wireless ad-hoc networks, has shown great potential in environmental monitoring, industrial sensing, battlefield surveillance and more. Location, Localization, Localizability provides a comprehensive and in-depth look at location-awareness technology in today’s popular wireless networks, but it does so in a way that is aware of the difficulty of organizing such information, given the obvious diversity of relevant networks. Therefore, from the perspective of application, the book focuses on wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, in which the overwhelming majority of localization techniques are involved. It discusses a versatile array of techniques but also mentions other types of networks, such as WLAN and 3G mobile. In addition, this book is organized around three step-by-step themes: location, localization, and localizability. It first addresses location-based applications because those are closest to our daily lives. It then details localization approaches in-depth before covering other advanced topics such as localizability and location privacy. Aimed at technicians and practitioners in the industry of Real-Time Location Systems, this guidebook covers many localization algorithms in-depth while making their design and analysis accessible. Each chapter ends with a summary or comparative study, providing a bigger picture and facilitating understanding.


Ad hoc networks Clustering Error-controlling techniques Localization Location refinement Location-based services (LBS) Mobile Networks Network localizability Node localizability Pervasive Computing Secure networks Topology control

Authors and affiliations

  • Yunhao Liu
    • 1
  • Zheng Yang
    • 2
  1. 1., Tsinghua National Lab for Information ScTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., Tsinghua National Lab for Information ScTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7370-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7371-9
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