The Community for Technology Leaders
RSS Icon
Issue No.01 - Jan. (2013 vol.24)
pp: 32-43
Milan Erdelj , INRIA Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq
Tahiry Razafindralambo , INRIA Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq
David Simplot-Ryl , INRIA Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq
The coverage of Points of Interest (PoI) is a classical requirement in mobile wireless sensor applications. Optimizing the sensors self-deployment over a PoI while maintaining the connectivity between the sensors and the base station is thus a fundamental issue. This paper addresses the problem of autonomous deployment of mobile sensors that need to cover a predefined PoI with a connectivity constraint. In our algorithm, each sensor moves toward a PoI but has also to maintain the connectivity with a subset of its neighboring sensors that are part of the Relative Neighborhood Graph (RNG). The Relative Neighborhood Graph reduction is chosen so that global connectivity can be provided locally. Our deployment scheme minimizes the number of sensors used for connectivity thus increasing the number of monitoring sensors. Analytical results, simulation results and practical implementation are provided to show the efficiency of our algorithm.
Base stations, Mobile communication, Monitoring, Sensor systems, Wireless sensor networks, Personal digital assistants, point of interest, Mobile robots, mobile sensors, deployment, coverage
Milan Erdelj, Tahiry Razafindralambo, David Simplot-Ryl, "Covering Points of Interest with Mobile Sensors", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol.24, no. 1, pp. 32-43, Jan. 2013, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2012.46
[1] X. Bai, S. Kumar, D. Xuan, Z. Yun, and T.H. Lai, "Deploying Wireless Sensors to Achieve Both Coverage and Connectivity," Proc. MobiHoc '06, pp. 131-142, 2006.
[2] G. Barrenetxea, F. Ingelrest, G. Schaefer, M. Vetterli, O. Couach, and M. Parlange, "Sensorscope: Out-of-the-Box Environmental Monitoring," Proc. Int'l Conf. Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), pp. 332-343, 2008.
[3] M.A. Batalin and G.S. Sukhatme, "Spreading Out: A Local Approach to Multi-Robot Coverage," Proc. Sixth Int'l Symp. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, pp. 373-382, 2002.
[4] J. Carle and D. Simplot-Ryl, "Energy-Efficient Area Monitoring for Sensor Networks," Computer, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 40-46, Feb. 2004.
[5] S. Chellappan, W. Gu, X. Bai, D. Xuan, B. Ma, and K. Zhang, "Deploying Wireless Sensor Networks under Limited Mobility Constraints," IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 1142-1157, Oct. 2007.
[6] A. Chen, S. Kumar, and T.H. Lai, "Designing Localized Algorithms for Barrier Coverage," Proc. ACM MobiCom '07, pp. 63-74, 2007.
[7] W. Cheng, M. Li, K. Liu, Y. Liu, X. Li, and X. Liao, "Sweep Coverage with Mobile Sensors," Proc. IEEE Int'l Symp. Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS), pp. 1-9, 2008.
[8] A. Krause, C. Guestrin, A. Gupta, and J. Kleinberg, "Near-Optimal Sensor Placements: Maximizing Information while Minimizing Communication Cost," Proc. Fifth Int'l Conf. Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN '06), pp. 2-10, 2006.
[9] X. Li, H. Frey, N. Santoro, and I. Stojmenovic, "Strictly Localized Sensor Self-Deployment for Optimal Focused Coverage," IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 1520-1533, Dec. 2010.
[10] X. Li, A. Nayak, D. Simplot-Ryl, and I. Stojmenovic, Sensor Placement in Sensor and Actuator Networks, pp. 263-294. Wiley, 2010.
[11] K. Martinez, R. Ong, and J. Hart, "Glacsweb: A Sensor Network for Hostile Environments," Proc. IEEE Comm. Soc. Conf. Sensor and Ad Hoc Comm. and Networks. (IEEE SECON '04), pp. 81-87, Oct. 2004.
[12] S. Poduri, S. Pattem, B. Krishnamachari, and G.S. Sukhatme, "Using Local Geometry for Tunable Topology Control in Sensor Networks," IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 218-230, Feb. 2009.
[13] S. Poduri and G. Sukhatme, "Constrained Coverage for Mobile Sensor Networks," Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA '04), vol. 1, pp. 165-171, May 2004.
[14] D. Pompili, T. Melodia, and I.F. Akyildiz, "Deployment Analysis in Underwater Acoustic Wireless Sensor Networks," Proc. First ACM Int'l Workshop Underwater Networks (WUWNet '06), pp. 48-55, 2006.
[15] C. Shen, W. Cheng, X. Liao, and S. Peng, "Barrier Coverage with Mobile Sensors," Proc. Int'l Symp. Parallel Architectures, Algorithms, and Networks (ISPAN '08), pp. 99-104, 2008.
[16] D. Simplot-Ryl, I. Stojmenovic, and J. Wu, "Energy-Efficient Backbone Construction, Broadcasting, and Area Coverage in Sensor Networks," Handbook of Sensor Networks, pp. 43-380343-380, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
[17] Z. Tafa and V. Milutinovic, "Detectability of Static and Moving Targets in Randomly Deployed Military Surveillance Networks," Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, vol. 13, nos. 3/4, pp. 291-312, 2011.
[18] G. Tan, S.A. Jarvis, and A.-M. Kermarrec, "Connectivity-Guaranteed and Obstacle-Adaptive Deployment Schemes for Mobile Sensor Networks," IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 836-848, June 2009.
[19] G.T. Toussaint, "The Relative Neighbourhood Graph of a Finite Planar Set," Pattern Recognition, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 261-268, 1980.
[20] B. Wang, H.B. Lim, and D. Ma, "A Survey of Movement Strategies for Improving Network Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks," Computer Comm., vol. 32, nos. 13/14, pp. 1427-1436, 2009.
[21] Y.-C. Wang and C.-C. Hu, "Efficient Placement and Dispatch of Sensors in a Wireless Sensor Network," IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 262-274, Feb. 2008.
[22] Wifibot. Mobile robots,, 2012.
[23] P. Winter, "Steiner Problem in Networks: A Survey," Networking, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 129-167, 1987.
[24] WSNet., "An Event-Driven Simulator for Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks,", 2012.
[25] M. Xi, Y. Qi, K. Wu, J. Zhao, and M. Li, "Using Potential to Guide Mobile Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks," Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, vol. 12, nos. 3/4, pp. 229-251, 2011.
[26] G. Xing and V.B. Mii, "Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks," Int'l J. Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 437-438, 2010.
[27] M. Yarvis, A. Kushalnagar, H. Singh, Y. Liu, and S. Singh, "Exploiting Heterogeneity in Sensor Networks," Proc. IEEE INFOCOM, 2005.
[28] M. Younis and K. Akkaya, "Strategies and Techniques for Node Placement in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey," Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 621-655, 2008.
34 ms
(Ver 2.0)

Marketing Automation Platform Marketing Automation Tool