Taxonomy of Fundamental Concepts of Localization in Cyber-Physical and Sensor Networks
Ref: CISTER-TR-130204 Publication Date: Sep 2013
Taxonomy of Fundamental Concepts of Localization in Cyber-Physical and Sensor NetworksRef: CISTER-TR-130204 Publication Date: Sep 2013
Localization is a fundamental task in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), where data is tightly coupled with the environment and the location where it is generated. The research literature on localization has reached a critical mass, and several surveys have also emerged. This review paper contributes on the state- of-the-art with the proposal of a new and holistic taxonomy of the fundamental concepts of localization in Cyber-Physical Systems, based on a comprehensive analysis of previous research works and surveys. The main objective is to pave the way towards a deep understanding of the main localization techniques, and unify their descriptions. Further, this review paper provides a complete overview on the most relevant localization and geolocation techniques. Also, we present the most important metrics for measuring the accuracy of localization approaches, which is meant to be the gap between the real location and its estimate. Finally, we present open issues and research challenges pertaining to localization. We believe that this review paper will represent an important and complete reference of localization techniques in cyber-physical systems for researchers and practitioners and will provide them with an added value as compared to previous surveys.
Published in Wireless Personal Communications (WiPersComm), Springer, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 461-507.