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Self-Deployment Algorithms for Coverage Problem in a Network of Mobile Sensors with Unidentical Sensing Range



Vladimir V. Marbukh, Kamran Sayrafian, Hamid Mahboubi, Kaveh Moezzi, Amir G. Aghdam


In this paper, efficient sensor deployment algorithms are proposed to improve the coverage area in the target field. The proposed algorithms calculate the position of the sensors iteratively based on the existing coverage holes in the target field. The multiplicatively weighted Voronoi diagram (MW-Voronoi diagram) is used to discover the coverage holes corresponding to different sensors with different sensing ranges. Under the proposed procedures, the sensors move in such a way that the coverage holes in the target field are reduced. Simulation results are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the deployment schemes proposed in this paper.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Globecom 2010
Conference Dates
December 6-10, 2010
Conference Location
Miami, FL


coverage, mobile sensor network, self-deployment
Created December 6, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017