Distributed coverage of mobile heterogeneous networks in non-convex environments

Michalis Thanou, Yiannis Stergiopoulos, Anthony Tzes

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Abstract

The article discusses the problem of distributed deployment of the nodes in a heterogeneous mobile sensor network in order to achieve optimum coverage of a non-convex environment. The members of the network are assumed to have unequally scaled sensing abilities reflected in their maximum geodesic range. The geodesic disc allows for modelling the sensors' reduced performance in non-visible areas. The proposed control scheme is based on proper partitioning of the space via the geodesic power distance, incorporating the reachability issue in the environment, along with the heterogeneity of the network. The mobile team is proven to lead towards a locally area optimum configuration, where restriction of the nodes in the accessible regions is guaranteed by the control framework. Simulation results indicate the efficiency of the proposed scheme, in comparison to the deployment, based on the Euclidean-metric.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013 - Conference Proceedings
Pages956-962
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013 - Platanias-Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: Jun 25 2013Jun 28 2013

Publication series

Name2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013
CountryGreece
CityPlatanias-Chania, Crete
Period6/25/136/28/13

Keywords

  • Area coverage
  • Geodesic metric
  • Heterogeneous sensor networks
  • Non-convex environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Thanou, M., Stergiopoulos, Y., & Tzes, A. (2013). Distributed coverage of mobile heterogeneous networks in non-convex environments. In 2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 956-962). [6608837] (2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2013 - Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/MED.2013.6608837