Our colleague Damir Arbula had successfully defended his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Zdenko Kovačić and received a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Damir’s thesis was entitled “Distributed algorithm for node localization in anchor-free wireless sensor network”. Congratulations to Damir for reaching this great academic goal!
The main results of his work are:
(i) the method for assessing the quality of the estimated node locations in anchor free networks based only on estimated locations,
(ii) a novel distributed algorithm that accurately estimates the positions of nodes in a wireless sensor network using heuristics to detect and avoid inadequately localized network segments, especially for networks with non-convex topology,
(iii) a distributed algorithms simulator for wireless sensor networks, which enables an agile implementation and testing of complex strategies and methods, and
(iv) the experimental verification of the novel distributed algorithm for node localization.
Here is a link for those who might be interested in details of Damir’s simulator.