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Issue No.08 - August (2006 vol.55)
pp: 1033-1047
ABSTRACT
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.
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, August 2006, doi:10.1109/TC.2006.130
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