Team of Researchers to Develop Location Awareness for Internet of Things

Team of Researchers to Develop Location Awareness for Internet of Things

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The critical strain that has been anticipated regarding the ability of the fifth generation networks to maintain a track of a fast-growing number of mobile devices by some of the engineers at the Tufts University. The team have come up with an enhanced algorithm for tracking and localizing these products which helps in distributing the task among all the devices themselves. The solution offered by the team of engineers, which has the capability to meet the demands of the estimated 50 billion connected products to the Internet of Things by the end of 2020. This development is projected to widen the range of location-based services.

The research study has been published in the Proceedings of the IEEE, which is the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. As of now, the positioning of the wireless devices is centralized, which depends on the anchors with the known locations, including GPS satellites or cell towers for communicating directly with each and every device. When the number of devices increases, the anchors needs to be installed at a comparatively higher density. The center positioning can further become unwieldy because the number of items for tracking goes substantially.

As a substitute to the centralized solutions, the author method of the distributed localization in a 5G network that helps the devices locate themselves without all the need for direct access to anchors. The calculations and sensing are performed locally on the device, due to which there is no need for a central coordinator for the purpose of processing and collection the data.