Heterogeneous directional sensors self-deployment problem in a bounded monitoring area

Charka Panditharathne, Ting-Yu Lin*, Kuan Hua Chen

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Abstract

Good deployment of sensors empowers the network with effective monitoring ability. Different from omnidirectional sensors, the coverage region of a directional sensor is determined by not only the sensing radius (distance), but also its sensing orientation and spread angle. Heterogeneous sensing distances and spread angles are likely to exist among directional sensors, to which we refer as heterogeneous directional sensors. In this paper, we target on a bounded monitoring area and deal with heterogeneous directional sensors equipped with locomotion and rotation facilities to enable the sensors self-deployment. Our base and optimized deployment algorithms are proposed to achieve high sensing coverage ratio in the monitored field. These algorithms leverage the concept of virtual forces (for sensors movements) and virtual boundary torques (for sensors rotations). Performance results demonstrate that our optimized deployment mechanism is capable of providing desirable surveillance level, while consuming moderate moving and rotating energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
Pages623-628
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Jun 2011
Event2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 28 Mar 201131 Mar 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period28/03/1131/03/11

Keywords

  • Directional sensors deployment
  • sensing coverage
  • virtual boundary torques

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    Panditharathne, C., Lin, T-Y., & Chen, K. H. (2011). Heterogeneous directional sensors self-deployment problem in a bounded monitoring area. In 2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011 (pp. 623-628). [5779205] (2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2011.5779205