On Minimizing the Maximum Sensor Movement for Barrier Coverage of a Line Segment

Date Added: Jun 2009
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The authors consider n mobile sensors located on a line containing a barrier represented by a finite line segment. Sensors form a wireless sensor network and are able to move within the line. An intruder traversing the barrier can be detected only when it is within the sensing range of at least one sensor. The sensor network establishes barrier coverage of the segment if no intruder can penetrate the barrier from any direction in the plane without being detected. Starting from arbitrary initial positions of sensors on the line they are interested in finding final positions of sensors that establish barrier coverage and minimize the maximum distance traversed by any sensor.