Energy-Aware Target Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Energy-Aware Target Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless distributed sensor networks (DSNs) are important for a number of strategic applications such as coordinated target detection, surveillance, and localization. Energy is a critical resource in wireless sensor networks and system lifetime needs to be prolonged through the use of energy-conscious sensing strategies during system operation. We propose an energy-aware target detection and localization strategy for cluster-based wireless sensor networks based on an a posteriori algorithm with a two-step communication protocol between the cluster head and the sensors within the cluster. With a very limited amount of data from the sensor nodes, the cluster head executes a localization procedure to determine the subset of sensors that must be queried for detailed target information. This approach reduces both energy consumption and communication bandwidth requirements, and prolongs the lifetime of the wireless sensor network. Simulation results show that a large amount of energy is sav...
Yi Zou, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Authors Yi Zou, Krishnendu Chakrabarty
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