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An Energy-Efficient Target Tracking Strategy for Mobile Sensor Networks



Kamran Sayrafian, Hamid Mahboubi, Walid Masoudimansour, Amir G. Aghdam


In this paper, an energy-efficient strategy is proposed for tracking a moving target in an environment with obstacles, using a network of mobile sensors. Typically, the most dominant sources of energy consumption in a mobile sensor network are sensing, communication and movement. The proposed algorithm first divides the field into a grid of sufficiently small cells. The grid is then represented by a graph whose edges are properly weighted to reflect the energy consumption of sensors. The proposed technique searches for near optimal locations for the sensors in different time instants to route information from the target to destination, using a shortest path algorithm. Simulations confirm the efficacy of the proposed algorithm.
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics


Sayrafian, K. , Mahboubi, H. , Masoudimansour, W. and Aghdam, A. (2016), An Energy-Efficient Target Tracking Strategy for Mobile Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, [online], (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created March 15, 2016, Updated May 15, 2020