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Optimal Target Tracking Strategy with Controlled Node Mobility in Mobile Sensor Networks



Kamran Sayrafian, Vladimir V. Marbukh, Hamid Mahboubi, Ahmadreza Momeni, Amir G. Aghdam


This paper is concerned with target tracking using a network of collaborative sensors. The objective is to compute (online) the desired sensing and communication radii of sensors as well as their location at each time instant, such that a set of prescribed specifications are achieved. These specifications include end-to-end connectivity preservation from the target to a fixed destination, while durability of sensors is maximized and the overall energy consumption is minimized. The problem is formulated as a constrained optimization, and a procedure is presented to solve it. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed techniques.
Proceedings Title
2010 American Control Conference
Conference Dates
June 30-July 2, 2010
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD


mobile sensor network, mobility optimization


Sayrafian, K. , Marbukh, V. , Mahboubi, H. , Momeni, A. and Aghdam, A. (2010), Optimal Target Tracking Strategy with Controlled Node Mobility in Mobile Sensor Networks, 2010 American Control Conference , Baltimore, MD (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017