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2014 10th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN) (2014)
Maui, HI, USA
Dec. 19, 2014 to Dec. 21, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-7394-1
pp: 80-87
Recently, vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) is receiving lots of attentions as this new networking technology is expected to improve our daily driving experience greatly and will enable a number of emerging applications. It is envisioned that the vehicles in VANETs are armed with a number of advanced technologies such as wireless transceiver, video cameras, etc. This paper investigates the potential of the advanced VANET nodes to construct an impromptu surveillance system to surround an area of interest, which can be a city block, such that any suspect of interest leaving the city block can be monitored by a VANET node participating the surveillance system. Such a system can be useful to provide an emergency response system to keep the track of suspects who are leaving the area by walk or by car after committing a crime inside the block, e.g. Boston bombing suspects. We observe that as the network bandwidth is limited, not all vehicles can participate and transmit video to the control center in real time. Therefore, we propose new scheduling algorithms for the VANET nodes, which consider the mobility of each vehicle as well as the network bandwidth and continuously provides barrier-coverage circumventing the city block over a given mission period. Via simulation, we show the efficiency of our algorithms.
Cameras, Vehicular ad hoc networks, Vehicles, Wireless sensor networks, Robot sensing systems, Monitoring, Wireless communication

J. Lee, D. Kim, L. Fan and H. J. Chang, "Barrier-Coverage for City Block Monitoring in Bandwidth Sensitive Vehicular Adhoc Networks," 2014 10th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), Maui, HI, USA, 2014, pp. 80-87.
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