SenSearch: GPS and witness assisted tracking for delay tolerant sensor networks

Lun Jiang*, Jyh-How Huang, Ankur Kamthe, Tao Liu, Ian Freeman, John Ledbetter, Shivakant Mishra, Richard Han, Alberto Cerpa

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Abstract

This paper describes the design, implementation and performance evaluation of SenSearch, an outdoors, GPS assisted personnel tracking system using MICA motes. SenSearch is a mobile wireless ad-hoc network comprised of sensor nodes worn by users. These nodes store and forward information about the location of other nodes in an environment that lacks communication infrastructure. A key feature of SenSearch is that it does not require a continuously connected network for its operation. It is designed for a delay tolerant network that provides only occasional connectivity between nodes. It uses the distributed storage available through multiple nodes and the mobility provided by users to propagate the history of nodes' GPS locations to the processing center. The main contribution of this paper is an extensive, experimental evaluation of the system under controlled as well as uncontrolled environments. The paper discusses in detail the effects of a number of experimental parameters on the performance of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAd-Hoc, Mobile and Wireless Networks
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference, ADHOC-NOW 2009 Murcia, Spain, September 22-25, 2009 Proceedings
EditorsPedro M. Ruiz, Jose Joaquin Garcia-Luna-Aceves
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages255-269
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3642043828, 9783642043826
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Ad-Hoc, Mobile and Wireless Networks, ADHOC-NOW 2009 - Murcia, Spain
Duration: 22 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5793 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Ad-Hoc, Mobile and Wireless Networks, ADHOC-NOW 2009
CountrySpain
CityMurcia
Period22/09/0925/09/09

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