Integrated mobile and static sensing for target tracking

Oliver Kosut, Andrey Turovsky, John Sun, Matthew Ezovski, Lang Tong, Gene Whipps

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Abstract

Networks of low-power, low-cost, and widely distributed wireless sensor nodes are being envisioned and developed for many military applications including surveillance and localization. However, due to energy and communication constraints, combinations of static nodes (such as unattended ground sensors (UGS)) and mobile nodes (such as robotic ground vehicles (RGV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)) are being used to expand or fill in coverage areas and reduce energy costs. A multi-chaser target tracking scenario is developed where mobile nodes, or chasers, use information provided by static nodes to infer the position of an intruder in the sensor grid. In large-scale sensor networks with mobile access, the communication range of static nodes may be limited by terrain and signal transmission energy. A drop-box static sensor architecture is developed to aid data propagation in such limited range networks. Chasers will "drop off" previously collected information about the target and retrieve new information stored in the static sensors. An algorithm is presented which takes advantage of this particular architecture. It is used to demonstrate that the drop-box nature of the static nodes improves performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2007 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2007Oct 31 2007

Other

OtherMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 2007
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/29/0710/31/07

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Target tracking
Sensors
Ground vehicles
Military applications
Information use
Communication
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Sensor nodes
Sensor networks
Costs
Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kosut, O., Turovsky, A., Sun, J., Ezovski, M., Tong, L., & Whipps, G. (2007). Integrated mobile and static sensing for target tracking. In Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM [4454968] https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2007.4454968

Integrated mobile and static sensing for target tracking. / Kosut, Oliver; Turovsky, Andrey; Sun, John; Ezovski, Matthew; Tong, Lang; Whipps, Gene.

Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM. 2007. 4454968.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kosut, O, Turovsky, A, Sun, J, Ezovski, M, Tong, L & Whipps, G 2007, Integrated mobile and static sensing for target tracking. in Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM., 4454968, Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2007, Orlando, FL, United States, 10/29/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2007.4454968
Kosut O, Turovsky A, Sun J, Ezovski M, Tong L, Whipps G. Integrated mobile and static sensing for target tracking. In Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM. 2007. 4454968 https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2007.4454968
Kosut, Oliver ; Turovsky, Andrey ; Sun, John ; Ezovski, Matthew ; Tong, Lang ; Whipps, Gene. / Integrated mobile and static sensing for target tracking. Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM. 2007.
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