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Efficient Field Coverage in Mobile Sensor Networks: A CPS Perspective



Kamran Sayrafian, Hamid Mahboubi, Amir G. Aghdam


Mobile sensor networks (MSN) are an excellent example of Cyber-Physical Systems where motion capability of the network nodes offers an opportunity to co-design the physical and cyber components of the system. As sensor nodes have limited energy resources; the relocation strategy could have a significant impact on the operational lifetime of such networks. In this paper, a novel autonomous joint sensing range and relocation control algorithm is presented that achieves improved coverage and network life-span at the same time. In the proposed algorithm, the sensing range of each sensor is adjusted iteratively based on its residual energy. At the same time, the sensor is directed to move in a direction that will result in increasing the total sensing coverage in the field. Simulation results demonstrate the efficacy of the technique.
Conference Dates
April 14-17, 2014
Conference Location
Conference Title
Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2014


Sayrafian, K. , Mahboubi, H. and Aghdam, A. (2014), Efficient Field Coverage in Mobile Sensor Networks: A CPS Perspective, Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2014, Berlin, -1, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created April 17, 2014, Updated January 27, 2020