On group target tracking with binary sensor networks

Donglei Caott, Beihong Jint, Jiannong Cao

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Abstract

Multiple target tracking within a monitored field usually focuses on tracking the trajectories of each individual target. However, it is incapable of identifying and locating each target when the amount of targets is large or multiple targets are closely distributed. Based on above consideration, this paper proposes a novel problem of tracking a group target, where a group target is a set of targets whose motions are correlated. A monitoring region covering all group members is proposed to represent the group target's location. And a report node is selected to collect sensor outputs for determining this monitoring region. Based on binary sensor network which is a generic model of sensor networks, we explore the fundamental limit of the accuracy of group target localization. Furthermore, to reduce network traffic, we propose two algorithms for estimating the center and radius of monitoring region. At last, we analyze the accuracy of these algorithms through both theoretical analyses and simulation resul.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2008
Pages334-339
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20082 Oct 2008

Conference

Conference2008 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period29/09/082/10/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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