Title: A hybrid harmony search algorithm for node localisation in wireless sensor networks

Authors: Zhaolu Guo; Shenwen Wang; Baoyong Yin; Songhua Liu; Xiaosheng Liu

Addresses: Institute of Medical Informatics and Engineering, School of Science, JiangXi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China ' School of Information Engineering, Hebei GEO University, Shijiazhuang 050031, China ' Institute of Medical Informatics and Engineering, School of Science, JiangXi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China ' Institute of Medical Informatics and Engineering, School of Science, JiangXi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China ' School of Architectural and Surveying & Mapping Engineering, JiangXi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China

Abstract: Harmony search (HS) has been widely used in the field of wireless sensor networks. However, the search strategy of the basic HS has excellent exploration capability but weak exploitation capability. To enhance the search capability of HS, this paper presents a hybrid harmony search algorithm (HBHS) for node localisation in wireless sensor networks. The proposed HBHS employs the best solution to enhance the exploitation capability. Moreover, HBHS utilises an adaptive search step-size scheme to further enhance the search capability. To verify the search performance, HBHS is compared with two HS algorithms on a suit of classical benchmark problems. The comparisons confirm that HBHS can achieve better performance than the compared HS algorithms on the most of the benchmark problems. Further, HBHS is applied for node localisation in wireless sensor networks.

Keywords: wireless sensor networks; localisation; harmony search; hybrid strategy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2018.093848

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2018 Vol.14 No.4, pp.369 - 377

Received: 04 May 2017
Accepted: 22 Jun 2017

Published online: 28 Jul 2018 *

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