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We propose a two layer protocol for tracking fast targets in sensor networks. At the lower layer, the Distributed Spanning Tree Algorithm (DSTA)  partitions the network into clusters with controllable diameter and constructs a spanning tree backbone of cluster heads rooted at the sink. At the upper layer, we propose a target tracking algorithm which wakes clusters of nodes by using the estimated trajectory beforehand, which is different from existing studies  in which target can be detected only when the nodes close to the target are awake. We provide the simulation results and show the effect of fore-waking operation by comparing error and miss ratios of existing approaches with our proposed target tracking algorithm.
Date of Conference: 7-9 July 2010