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An Integral Model for Target Tracking Based on the Use of a WSN

DISCA, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, Valencia 46022, Spain
DCS, Instituto Tecnologico de Leon, Guanajuato 37290, Mexico
DCS, Instituto Tecnologico de Mexicali, Mexicali, Baja California 21396, Mexico
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Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7250-7278;
Received: 6 March 2013 / Revised: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 23 May 2013 / Published: 3 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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The use of wireless sensor networks (WSN) in tracking applications is growing at a fast pace. In these applications, the sensor nodes discover, monitor and track an event or target object. A significant number of proposals relating the use of WSNs for target tracking have been published to date. However, they either focus on the tracking algorithm or on the communication protocol, and none of them address the problem integrally. In this paper, a comprehensive proposal for target detection and tracking is discussed. We introduce a tracking algorithm to detect and estimate a target location. Moreover, we introduce a low-overhead routing protocol to be used along with our tracking algorithm. The proposed algorithm has low computational complexity and has been designed considering the use of a mobile sink while generating minimal delay and packet loss. We also discuss the results of the evaluation of the proposed algorithms. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor network; intruder tracking and detection; mobile sink wireless sensor network; intruder tracking and detection; mobile sink
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Calafate, C.T.; Lino, C.; Diaz-Ramirez, A.; Cano, J.-C.; Manzoni, P. An Integral Model for Target Tracking Based on the Use of a WSN. Sensors 2013, 13, 7250-7278.

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