Survey of mobile object tracking protocols in wireless sensor networks: a network-centric perspective

Marjan Naderan, Mehdi Dehghan, Hossein Pedram, Vesal Hakami
2012 International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing  
Mobile object tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has gained much attention during recent years owing to its growing application potential for the ubiquitous society. In this paper, we present an investigation and taxonomy of the state-of-the-art in tracking moving objects in WSNs. To this end, we define the target tracking problem in general and introduce the major design considerations for an efficient Object Tracking Sensor Network (OTSN) in particular. We typify a complete object
more » ... cking solution as a system of signal processing-based algorithms in charge of target identification/classification and network-centric protocols as the communication substrate. Our special highlight would be on the discussion of the networkcentric protocols built around the notion of OTSN. We outline the advantages as well as the performance issues in relevant schemes and conduct a brief comparative study. The survey concludes with several key open problems together with a summary of directions for future works. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Naderan, M., Dehghan, M., Pedram, H. and Hakami, V. (2012) 'Survey of mobile object tracking protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks: a network-centric perspective', Int. . His current research interests include context-aware and mobile computing middleware in ad-hoc mobile environments, self-stabilising protocols, quorum-based power saving schemes as well as target tracking and query processing in wireless sensor networks.
doi:10.1504/ijahuc.2012.049283 fatcat:gwouamvhxbalhitc45oyo2ki74