IEEE Transactions onIntelligent Transportation Systems
In this paper, we study topologies of sensor networks deployed for tracking multiple targets. Tracking multiple moving targets is a challenging problem. Most of the previously proposed tracking algorithms simplify the problem by assuming access to the signal from an individual target for tracking. Recently, tracking algorithms based on blind source separation (BSS), a statistical signal-processing technique widely used to recover individual signals from mixtures of signals, have been proposed. BSS-based tracking algorithms are proven to be effective in tracking multiple indistinguishable targets. The topology of a wireless sensor network deployed for tracking with BSS-based algorithms is critical to tracking performance because the topology affects separation performance, and the topology determines accuracy and precision of estimation on the paths taken by targets. We propose cluster topologies for BSS-based tracking algorithms. Guidelines on parameter selection for proposed topologies are given in this paper. We evaluate the proposed cluster topologies with extensive experiments. Our experiments show that the proposed topologies can significantly improve both the accuracy and the precision of BSS-based tracking algorithms.
Zhu, Ye; Vikram, A.; and Fu, Huirong, "On Topology of Sensor Networks Deployed for Multi-Target Tracking" (2014). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 301.
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