Chungnam National University
A principal issue for wireless sensor networks is energy efficiency, which is necessary for prolonging applications to track continuous object, such as wild fire and poison gas. Selective wakeup approach is an effective way to save energy in such networks. However, most previous studies on selective wakeup schemes have concentrated on individual objects, such as intruders and tanks, and they cannot be applied for tracking continuous objects. This is because the continuous object is pretty flexible and dynamic due to its sensitiveness to surrounding natural effects so that movable area cannot be correctly estimated by the just spatiotemporal mechanism.