Designing energy efficient target tracking protocol with quality monitoring in wireless sensor networks

Minyi Guo, Elizabeth Olule, Guojun Wang, Song Guo

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Target tracking is one application of wireless sensor networks and energy efficient target tracking algorithms that can be used for accurate tracking are highly desired. In order to achieve energy savings, we focus on reducing energy usage by limiting the number of sensors used to track a target through monitoring their data quality and by limiting the amount of data being sent to the cluster head. We propose an energy efficient target tracking protocol that uses two algorithms to accomplish this goal. Simulation studies show that the network lifetime is extended up to 35% with application of both algorithms and that the side effect on target tracking accuracy is not too negative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-148
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Supercomputing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Data quality
  • Energy efficiency
  • Network lifetime
  • Target tracking
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

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