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Self-Organizing Sensor Networks for Integrated Target Surveillance
August 2006 (vol. 55 no. 8)
pp. 1033-1047
Self-organization is critical for a distributed wireless sensor network due to the spontaneous and random deployment of a large number of sensor nodes over a remote area. Such a network is often characterized by its abilities to form an organizational structure without much centralized intervention. An important design goal for a smart sensor network is to be able have an energy-efficient, self-organized configuration of sensor nodes that can scan, detect, and track targets of interest in a distributed manner. In this paper, we propose a novel self-organization protocol and describe other relevant, indigenous building blocks that can be combined to build integrated surveillance applications for self-organized sensor networks. Experiments in both simulated and real-world platforms indicate that this protocol can be useful for tracking targets that follow a predictable course.

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Index Terms:
Sensor network, sensor nodes, self-organization, integrated target surveillance experiment.
Citation:
Pratik K. Biswas, Shashi Phoha, "Self-Organizing Sensor Networks for Integrated Target Surveillance," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 1033-1047, Aug. 2006, doi:10.1109/TC.2006.130
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