Sensors 2009, 9(5), 3563-3585; doi:10.3390/s90503563
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Deployment Design of Wireless Sensor Network for Simple Multi-Point Surveillance of a Moving Target

1 Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 680-4, Kawazu, Iizuka, 820-8502 Japan 2 System Platforms Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, 1753, Shimo-Numabe, Nakahara, Kawasaki, 211-8666 Japan 3 Network Design Research Center, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 680-4, Kawazu, Iizuka, 820-8502 Japan
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Received: 1 April 2009; in revised form: 24 April 2009 / Accepted: 11 May 2009 / Published: 13 May 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications)
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Abstract: In this paper, we focus on the problem of tracking a moving target in a wireless sensor network (WSN), in which the capability of each sensor is relatively limited, to construct large-scale WSNs at a reasonable cost. We first propose two simple multi-point surveillance schemes for a moving target in a WSN and demonstrate that one of the schemes can achieve high tracking probability with low power consumption. In addition, we examine the relationship between tracking probability and sensor density through simulations, and then derive an approximate expression representing the relationship. As the results, we present guidelines for sensor density, tracking probability, and the number of monitoring sensors that satisfy a variety of application demands.
Keywords: sensor network design; multi-point surveillance; moving target tracking; tracking probability; power consumption; sensor density

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Tsukamoto, K.; Ueda, H.; Tamura, H.; Kawahara, K.; Oie, Y. Deployment Design of Wireless Sensor Network for Simple Multi-Point Surveillance of a Moving Target. Sensors 2009, 9, 3563-3585.

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Tsukamoto K, Ueda H, Tamura H, Kawahara K, Oie Y. Deployment Design of Wireless Sensor Network for Simple Multi-Point Surveillance of a Moving Target. Sensors. 2009; 9(5):3563-3585.

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Tsukamoto, Kazuya; Ueda, Hirofumi; Tamura, Hitomi; Kawahara, Kenji; Oie, Yuji. 2009. "Deployment Design of Wireless Sensor Network for Simple Multi-Point Surveillance of a Moving Target." Sensors 9, no. 5: 3563-3585.

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