Guest Editors:

Moe Z. Win
R. Michael Buehrer
George Chrisikos
Andrea Conti
H. Vincent Poor

Special Issue Papers

Scanning the Issue

By M. Z. Win, R. M. Buehrer, G. Chrisikos, A. Conti, and H. V. Poor

A Theoretical Foundation of Network Localization and Navigation

By M. Z. Win, Y. Shen, and W. Dai

This paper provides a theoretical foundation for the design of localization and navigation networks, paving the way to a new level of performance via spatiotemporal cooperation.

Received-Signal-Strength-Based Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks

By R. Niu, A. Vempaty, and P. K. Varshney

This paper presents an overview of recent developments in received-signalstrength-based localization for wireless sensor networks, with an emphasis on minimizing the communication overheads.

A Survey on the Impact of Multipath on Wideband Time-of-Arrival Based Localization

By S. Aditya, A. F. Molisch, and H. M. Behairy

This paper overviews the state-of-the-art techniques that address the effects of multipath on localization accuracy in complex environments.

Distributed Localization: A Linear Theory

By S. Safavi, U. A. Khan, S. Kar, and J. M. F. Moura

This paper presents a cooperative linear distributed iterative solution for localization in a 5G-enabled IoT environment where many low-power mobile agents do not have direct access to anchors.

Network Operation Strategies for Efficient Localization and Navigation

By M. Z. Win, W. Dai, Y. Shen, G. Chrisikos, and H. V. Poor

This paper provides network operation strategies, including node prioritization, node activation, and node deployment to improve the localization performance and prolong the network lifetime.

Point of View

Nurturing the Growth of a National Infrastructure in Emerging Technologies

By R. Makki, V. Zhirnov, R. Cavin, S. Issa, and M. Iansiti

Scanning Our Past

Origins of the IEEE Medal of Honor

By D. Bart and J. Bart