Energy-Efficient Anti-Flocking Control for Mobile Sensor Networks on Uneven Terrains

Ganganath, N, Yuan, W, Fernando, T, Iu, H and Cheng, C 2018, 'Energy-Efficient Anti-Flocking Control for Mobile Sensor Networks on Uneven Terrains', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 2022-2026.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Energy-Efficient Anti-Flocking Control for Mobile Sensor Networks on Uneven Terrains
Author(s) Ganganath, N
Yuan, W
Fernando, T
Iu, H
Cheng, C
Year 2018
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Volume number 65
Issue number 12
Start page 2022
End page 2026
Total pages 5
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Anti-flocking controlled mobile sensor networks (MSNs) have demonstrated impressive dynamic area coverage performances. Even though MSNs are often utilized in outdoor environments that consist of uneven terrains, existing anti-flocking control protocols are designed for flat terrain navigation. Thus, they tend to maneuver mobile sensory units along shortest paths between navigation goals in an area of interest. Even though navigating along shortest paths can be both time- and energy-efficient on flat terrains, such motions can often result in excessive energy consumptions on uneven terrains. This brief proposes an energy-efficient anti-flocking control protocol for MSNs based on a terrain adaptation force and a navigation goal selection method. The proposed control protocol encourages mobile sensory units to follow terrain contours whenever feasible. Test results show that the proposed control protocol is a promising energy-efficient solution for MSNs operating on uneven terrains.
Subject Circuits and Systems
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)
Keyword(s) Anti-flocking
energy-efficient
distributed motion control
mobile sensor networks
uneven terrains
DOI - identifier 10.1109/TCSII.2018.2822324
Copyright notice © 2018 IEEE
ISSN 1549-7747
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