Underwater acoustic sensor networks node localization based on compressive sensing in water hydrology

Sen Wang, Yun Lin, Hongxu Tao, Pradip Kumar Sharma, Jin Wang*

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Groundwater is an important source of human activities, agriculture and industry. Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks (UASNs) is one of the important technologies for marine environmental monitoring. Therefore, it is of great significance to study the node self-localization technology of underwater acoustic sensor network. This paper mainly studies the node localization algorithm based on range-free. In order to save cost and energy consumption, only a small number of sensing nodes in sensor networks usually know their own location. How to locate all nodes accurately through these few nodes is the focus of our research. In this paper, combined with the compressive sensing algorithm, a range-free node localization algorithm based on node hop information is proposed. Aiming at the problem that connection information collected by the algorithm is an integer, the hop is modified to further improve the localization performance. The simulation analysis shows that the improved algorithm is effective to improve the localization accuracy without additional cost and energy consumption compared with the traditional method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4552
Number of pages14
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2019


  • Compressive sensing
  • Groundwater environment monitoring
  • Node localization
  • Water hydrology


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