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Experimental Analysis of Coordination Strategies to Support Wireless Sensor Networks Composed by Static Ground Sensors and UAV-Carried Sensors

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6 Author(s)
Pignaton de Freitas, E. ; Sch. of Inf. Sci., Comput. & Electr. Eng., Halmstad Univ., Halmstad, Sweden ; Heimfarth, T. ; Pereira, C.E. ; Ferreira, A.M.
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This paper presents a comparison among different strategies to coordinate the use of heterogeneous wireless sensors aimed for area surveillance. The heterogeneity among the sensor nodes is related to their sensing and mobility capabilities. The goal of the strategies is to provide coordination among the different nodes, in order to make the wireless sensor network perform its missions with higher efficiency. Strategies combine advantages of bio-inspired and utility-based approaches to coordination. Simulations of scenarios with different characteristics were performed and the results are compared and analyzed.

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Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA), 2010 International Symposium on

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6-9 Sept. 2010