DV-Hop algorithm produces errors in location estimations due to inaccurate hop size. We propose a novel localization scheme based on DV-Hop to improve positioning accuracy with least error hop sizes of anchors and average hop sizes of unknowns. The least error hop size of an anchor minimizes its location error, but it may be far small or large. To cope with this inconsistent hop size, each unknown node calculates its average hop size with hop sizes from anchors. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the DV-Hop algorithm in location estimations.
2011 The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers