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A survey of sensor selection schemes in wireless sensor networks
Author(s): Hosam Rowaihy; Sharanya Eswaran; Matthew Johnson; Dinesh Verma; Amotz Bar-Noy; Theodore Brown; Thomas La Porta
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Paper Abstract

One of the main goals of sensor networks is to provide accurate information about a sensing field for an extended period of time. This requires collecting measurements from as many sensors as possible to have a better view of the sensor surroundings. However, due to energy limitations and to prolong the network lifetime, the number of active sensors should be kept to a minimum. To resolve this conflict of interest, sensor selection schemes are used. In this paper, we survey different schemes that are used to select sensors. Based on the purpose of selection, we classify the schemes into (1) coverage schemes, (2) target tracking and localization schemes, (3) single mission assignment schemes and (4) multiple missions assignment schemes. We also look at solutions to relevant problems from other areas and consider their applicability to sensor networks. Finally, we take a look at the open research problems in this field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6562, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications IX, 65621A (11 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723514
Show Author Affiliations
Hosam Rowaihy, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Sharanya Eswaran, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Matthew Johnson, CUNY (United States)
Dinesh Verma, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Amotz Bar-Noy, CUNY (United States)
Theodore Brown, CUNY (United States)
Thomas La Porta, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6562:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications IX
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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