Mobility

MSNS: Mobile Sensor Network Simulator for Area Coverage and Obstacle Avoidance Based on GML

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Executive Summary

A mobile sensor network is a distributed collection of sensors, each of which has sensing, computation, communication, and locomotion capabilities. In particular, locomotion facilitates the ability to self-deployment. In such a network of self-deployable mobile sensors, it is difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of mobile sensor network deployment in a given target area because the authors cannot predict the coverage rate for the target area. The coverage rate will be changed due to the number of sensor required in the target area, connectivity degree to be maintained and unknown obstacles.

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