A Minimalist Path Detection Approach for Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: Nov 2009
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Most object tracking techniques find the exact locations of an object, while many other applications are only interested in the object's path rather than its locations. This provides an opportunity to reduce the existing tracking methods' resource usage by only focusing on the path detection. Taking advantage of this opportunity, this paper presents two new minimalist approaches for accurately detecting unknown available passages in a sensor field without requiring the exact locations of the objects. In the first approach, each sensor sends its own location to a base station when it senses an object of interest. The base station uses b-spline curves to build the object's path online.