Optimal sensor and path selection for target tracking in wireless sensor networks

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This paper addresses target tracking in wireless sensor networks where the nonlinear observed system is assumed to progress according to a probabilistic state space model. Thus, we propose to improve the use of the quantized variational filtering by jointly selecting the optimal candidate sensor that participates in target localization and its best communication path to the cluster head. In the current work, firstly, we select the optimal sensor in order to provide the required data of the target and to balance the energy dissipation in the wireless sensor networks. This selection is also based on the local cluster node density and their transmission power. Secondly, we select the best communication path that achieves the highest signal-to-noise ratio at the cluster head; then, we estimate the target position using quantized variational filtering algorithm. The best communication path is designed to reduce the communication cost, which leads to a significant reduction of energy consumption and an accurate target tracking. The optimal sensor selection is based on mutual information maximization under energy constraints, which is computed by using the target position predictive distribution provided by the quantized variational filtering algorithm. The simulation results show that the proposed method outperforms the quantized variational filtering under sensing range constraint, binary variational filtering, and the centralized quantized particle filtering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-144
Number of pages17
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Target tracking
Wireless sensor networks
Communication
Sensors
Power transmission
Nonlinear systems
Energy dissipation
Signal to noise ratio
Energy utilization
Costs

Keywords

  • best sensors selection
  • communication path
  • multi-criteria function
  • quantized variational filtering
  • target tracking
  • wireless sensor networks

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  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Optimal sensor and path selection for target tracking in wireless sensor networks. / Mansouri, Majdi.

In: Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 128-144.

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