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Maximum Life Span Strategy for Target Tracking in Mobile Sensor Networks

Published

Author(s)

Vladimir V. Marbukh, Kamran Sayrafian, Hamid Mahboubi, Amir G. Aghdam, Walid Masoudimansour

Abstract

In this paper, an energy-efficient technique is proposed for tracking a target in a field using a network of mobile sensors while maximizing the life span of the network. The most important energy consumption sources in a mobile sensor network (MSN) are sensing, communication and movement of the sensors. In the proposed technique, first the field is divided into a grid of arbitrarily small cells. This grid is then used to obtain a graph with properly weighted edges. The weight assignment is done in such a way that it results in a close estimate of the maximum lifetime for the network. Finally, using a shortest path algorithm, an efficient route is found to transfer information from the target to destination.
Proceedings Title
The 2012 American Control Conference
Conference Dates
June 27-29, 2012
Conference Location
Montreal

Keywords

mobile sensor network, energy efficiency, life-span

Citation

Marbukh, V. , Sayrafian, K. , Mahboubi, H. , Aghdam, A. and , W. (2012), Maximum Life Span Strategy for Target Tracking in Mobile Sensor Networks, The 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911085 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created June 29, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017