Smart sleeping strategies for localization and tracking in sensor networks

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Abstract

We study a tracking problem in sensor networks, in which the object being tracked moves along a random path through the network and the sensors switch between active and sleep states to conserve energy. It is assumed that a sensor that is asleep cannot be communicated with, and hence the sleep duration must be determined at the time the sensor goes to sleep based on all the information available in the network. We consider the design of smart sleeping policies that optimize the tradeoff between the resulting energy savings and tracking performance. This work represents a continuation of our previous work in this area, in which we incorporate a more realistic sensing model than that used previously. The result is a more difficult problem in which the cooperation among the sensors must be appropriately modeled to yield good results. We design several suboptimal policies and characterize their performance via simulations. The results indicate that by more accurately modeling the cooperation among the sensors, the tradeoff between tracking performance and energy savings can be further exploited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 40th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC '06
Pages285-289
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event40th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, ACSSC '06 - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2006Nov 1 2006

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393

Other

Other40th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, ACSSC '06
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA
Period10/29/0611/1/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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