Localization Issues in a ZigBee Based Internet of Things Scenario

  • Ugo Biader Ceipidor
  • Massimiliano Dibitonto
  • Luca D’Ascenzo
  • Carlo Maria Medaglia
Conference paper


ZigBee is probably the most popular IEEE 802.15.4 implementation used for wireless sensor networks (WSN). The radio communication can also be used for localization purposes using fixed network devices as reference points. In this paper, the authors describe a procedure for automatically configuring a ZigBee-based localization application with environment-optimized parameters. The improvement provided by this procedure is important in the context in which WSNs will likely make up the peripheral infrastructure of the future network and localization is viewed as an asset for a service-based Internet of Things. In this work, used methods are described and field tests are reported as well as the results of the validation campaign.


Localization Algorithm Unknown Node Reference Node Ultra Wide Band Smart Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugo Biader Ceipidor
    • 2
  • Massimiliano Dibitonto
    • 1
  • Luca D’Ascenzo
    • 2
  • Carlo Maria Medaglia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Centro per le Applicazioni della Televisione e delle Tecniche di Istruzione a Distanza (CATTID)University “Sapienza”RomeItaly

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