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Title: Distributed anti-flocking control for mobile surveillance systems
Authors: Ganganath, N
Cheng, CT 
Tse, CK 
Issue Date: 2015
Source: 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Lisbon, Portugal, 24-27 May 2015, p. 1726-1729
Abstract: Mobile sensor networks (MSNs) are commonly used for monitoring an area of interest (AoI) in security and surveillance systems. Maximizing the area coverage is one of the primary objectives of such systems. With the added mobility over traditional stationary sensor nodes, mobile nodes can adjust their positions inside the AoI to increase the overall coverage. In this paper, we propose an emergent motion control algorithm for MSNs utilized in surveillance applications. The proposed algorithm is inspired by the anti-flocking behaviour of solitary animals. It facilitates robust distributed control for the MSNs to maximize the network coverage. Computer simulations were performed to analyze performances of the proposed algorithm. Simulation results show that under certain conditions, a MSN with the proposed algorithm can achieve similar network coverage as one with centralized anti-flocking control. Furthermore, the proposed distributed control algorithm provides improved scalability and adaptivity over the centralized anti-flocking control and coordinated motion control models.
Keywords: Mobile sensor networks
Surveillance systems
Coverage, distributed control
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN: 0271-4302
DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7168986
Rights: © 2015 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
The following publication Ganganath, N., Cheng, C. -., & Tse, C. K. (2015). Distributed anti-flocking control for mobile surveillance systems. Paper presented at the Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015, 1726-1729 is available at 10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7168986
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