Sensors 2013, 13(10), 12903-12928; doi:10.3390/s131012903
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Cooperation among Wirelessly Connected Static and Mobile Sensor Nodes for Surveillance Applications

1 Department of Information Technology, Federal University of Santa Maria in Frederico Westphalen, CESNORS, Frederico Westphalen 98400-000, Brazil 2 Electrical Engineering Department, University of Brasília, CP 4386, Brasília 70910-900, Brazil 3 Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Lavras, CP 3037, Lavras 37200-000, Brazil 4 School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Halmstad University, PO Box 823, Halmstad 301 18, Sweden 5 Electrical Engineering Department and Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, CP 15064, Porto Alegre 91501-970, Brazil
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Received: 9 August 2013; in revised form: 17 September 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract: This paper presents a bio-inspired networking strategy to support the cooperation between static sensors on the ground and mobile sensors in the air to perform surveillance missions in large areas. The goal of the proposal is to provide low overhead in the communication among sensor nodes, while allocating the mobile sensors to perform sensing activities requested by the static ones. Simulations have shown that the strategy is efficient in maintaining low overhead and achieving the desired coordination.
Keywords: wireless sensor network coordination; bio-inspired networking; mobile sensor nodes; surveillance systems

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de Freitas, E.P.; Heimfarth, T.; Vinel, A.; Wagner, F.R.; Pereira, C.E.; Larsson, T. Cooperation among Wirelessly Connected Static and Mobile Sensor Nodes for Surveillance Applications. Sensors 2013, 13, 12903-12928.

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de Freitas EP, Heimfarth T, Vinel A, Wagner FR, Pereira CE, Larsson T. Cooperation among Wirelessly Connected Static and Mobile Sensor Nodes for Surveillance Applications. Sensors. 2013; 13(10):12903-12928.

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de Freitas, Edison P.; Heimfarth, Tales; Vinel, Alexey; Wagner, Flávio R.; Pereira, Carlos E.; Larsson, Tony. 2013. "Cooperation among Wirelessly Connected Static and Mobile Sensor Nodes for Surveillance Applications." Sensors 13, no. 10: 12903-12928.

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