Routing optimization and secure target tracking in distributed wireless sensor networks

Majdi Mansouri, Khoukhi Lyes, Hichem Snoussi, Cédric Richard

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Abstract

Due to the limited energy supplies of nodes in wireless sensor networks (WSN), optimizing their design under energy constraints, reducing their communication costs, and securing their aggregated data are of paramount importance. To this goal, and in order to efficiently solve the problem of target tracking in WSN with quantized measurements, the authors propose to jointly estimate the target position and the relay location, and select the secure sensor nodes and the best communication path. Firstly, the authors select the appropriate group in order to balance the energy dissransmission power between a single sensor and a cluster head (CH). Secondly, the authors detect the malicious sensor nodes based on the information relevance of their measurements. Thirdly, they select the best communication path between the candidate sensor and the CH. Then, the authors estimate jointly the target position and the relay location using Quantized Variational Filtering (QVF) algorithm. The selection of candidate sensors is based on multi-criteria function, which is computed by using the predicted target position provided by the QVF algorithm. The proposed algorithm for the detection of malicious sensor nodes is based on Kullback-Leibler distance between the ipation and to provide the required data of the target in the WSN. This selection is also based on the tcurrent target position distribution and the predicted sensor observation, while the best communication path is selected as well as the highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at the CH. The efficiency of the proposed method is validated by extensive simulations in target tracking for wireless sensor networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Sensor Networks and Energy Efficiency: Protocols, Routing and Management
PublisherIGI Global
Pages396-419
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781466601017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Mansouri, M., Lyes, K., Snoussi, H., & Richard, C. (2012). Routing optimization and secure target tracking in distributed wireless sensor networks. In Wireless Sensor Networks and Energy Efficiency: Protocols, Routing and Management (pp. 396-419). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-0101-7.ch019