Self-organized distributed sensor network entity tracking

R. R. Brooks, C. Griffin, D. S. Friedlander

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The sensor network paradigm uses multiple autonomous sensor nodes to cooperatively construct an ad hoc computational entity. The authors have implemented applications using this approach with a network of sensor prototypes. In the paper, entity tracking is described as a two-tier process: (i) clusters of nodes locally estimate parameters used in entity tracking (i.e. time, class, position, and heading), and (ii) local parameter association forms inter-cluster tracks. Ad hoc routing primitives are used. This supports self-organization at all levels. Derivations of entity tracking applications are given along with preliminary results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-219
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of High Performance Computing Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture


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