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ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), Volume 8 Issue 3, July 2012

Sensor network localization by eigenvector synchronization over the euclidean group
Mihai Cucuringu, Yaron Lipman, Amit Singer
Article No.: 19
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240093

We present a new approach to localization of sensors from noisy measurements of a subset of their Euclidean distances. Our algorithm starts by finding, embedding, and aligning uniquely realizable subsets of neighboring sensors called patches. In...

Containing bogus packet insertion attacks for broadcast authentication in sensor networks
Kaiqi Xiong, Ronghua Wang, Wenliang Du, Peng Ning
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240094

Broadcast is a critical communication primitive in wireless sensor networks. The multihop nature of sensor networks makes it necessary for sensor nodes to forward broadcast messages so that the messages can reach an entire network. Authentication...

Optimal multiobjective placement of distributed sensors against moving targets
Thomas A. Wettergren, Russell Costa
Article No.: 21
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240095

We consider the optimal deployment of a sparse network of sensors against moving targets, under multiple conflicting objectives of search. The sensor networks of interest consist of sensors which perform independent binary detection on a target,...

More is more: The benefits of denser sensor deployment
Matthew P. Johnson, Deniz Sariöz, Amotz Bar-Noy, Theodore Brown, Dinesh Verma, Chai W. Wu
Article No.: 22
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240096

Positioning disk-shaped sensors to optimize certain coverage parameters is a fundamental problem in ad hoc sensor networks. The hexagon lattice arrangement is known to be optimally efficient in the plane, even though 20.9% of the area is...

Sensor network data fault detection with maximum a posteriori selection and bayesian modeling
Kevin Ni, Greg Pottie
Article No.: 23
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240097

Current sensor networks experience many faults that hamper the ability of scientists to draw significant inferences. We develop a method to systematically identify when these faults occur so that proper corrective action can be taken. We propose...

Sensor activation and radius adaptation (SARA) in heterogeneous sensor networks
Novella Bartolini, Tiziana Calamoneri, Tom La Porta, Chiara Petrioli, Simone Silvestri
Article No.: 24
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240098

In order to prolong the lifetime of a wireless sensor network (WSN) devoted to monitoring an area of interest, a useful means is to exploit network redundancy, activating only the sensors that are strictly necessary for coverage and making them...

A case for hierarchical routing in low-power wireless embedded networks
Konrad Iwanicki, Maarten Van Steen
Article No.: 25
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240099

Hierarchical routing has often been mentioned as an appealing point-to-point routing technique for wireless sensor networks (sensornets). While there is a volume of analytical and high-level simulation results demonstrating its merits, there has...

Coverage estimation for crowded targets in visual sensor networks
Mahmut Karakaya, Hairong Qi
Article No.: 26
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240100

Coverage estimation is one of the fundamental problems in sensor networks. Coverage estimation in visual sensor networks (VSNs) is more challenging than in conventional 1-D (omnidirectional) scalar sensor networks (SSNs) because of the directional...

Localized policy-based target tracking using wireless sensor networks
Sudip Misra, Sweta Singh
Article No.: 27
DOI: 10.1145/2240092.2240101

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)-based surveillance applications necessitate tracking a target's trajectory with a high degree of precision. Further, target tracking schemes should consider energy consumption in these resource-constrained networks....