Mobility

Communication-Aware Surveillance in Mobile Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors consider a surveillance problem, where a number of mobile nodes are tasked with surveying an area for the possible presence of stationary targets and reporting their findings back to a fixed base station, in the presence of realistic fading communication channels. They develop a mathematical framework for robust communication-aware surveillance, in order to survey the environment efficiently while maximizing the probability of connectivity of the nodes to the base station at all the time. More specifically, they show how to design local motion planning strategies that properly integrate both sensing and communication goals.

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