Territorial Marking for Improved Area Coverage in Anti-Flocking-Controlled Mobile Sensor Networks

Nuwan Ganganath, Wanmai Yuan, Chi Tsun Cheng, Tyrone Fernando, Herbert H.C. Iu

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Abstract

Recently proposed distributed anti-flocking algorithms have enabled mobile sensor networks (MSNs) to deliver impressive area coverage performances. However, due to lack of information about each other's traverse history, mobile sensor nodes tend to travel extra distances to achieve 100% cumulative area coverage. Inspired by the territorial marking behaviour of solitary animals, this paper proposes a new information map and map updating methods for anti-flocking controlled MSNs. The proposed territorial marking anti-flocking control enables MSNs to achieve improved area coverage performances by encouraging nodes to remain in a part of the terrain. According to the results provided in this paper, the proposed algorithm can be more energy efficient for MSNs in continues monitoring applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 27 May 201830 May 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2018-May
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period27/05/1830/05/18

Keywords

  • anti-flocking
  • area coverage
  • distributed control
  • Mobile sensor networks
  • territorial marking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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