The Design and Simulation Based on Ultrasonic and CSMA/CD Alike Tracking Method for Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Changliu Niu
  • Xiwei He
  • Shouli Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 295)


To address the defects of existing tracking method in some industrial applications, a new wireless sensor network tracking method is put forward based on ultrasonic and CSMA/CD mechanism: prior to each positioning, unknown node need to query the current ultrasonic channel state to determine whether the next step is to locate or to wait. After the completion of the positioning, the unknown node will broadcast positioning ended signal to release the channel. The results of MATLAB simulation of existing method and CSMA/CD alike method show that in a particular application, the new method can reduce the tracking error and extend the nodes’ lifespan.


Ultrasonic CSMA/CD Wireless sensor networks Position tracking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Information EngineeringNorth China University of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of information engineeringZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina

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