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Multiple 3D Target Tracking in Binary Wireless Sensor Network

Rami A. Al-Jarrah1, Mohammad A. Al-Jarrah2, and Hubert Roth1
1. Automatic Control Engineering Department, Siegen University, Siegen, Germany
2. Dep. of Elect. Eng., College of Eng. at Wadi Aldawaser, Salman Bin Adbulaziz Uni., Al-Ryadh, KSA
Abstract—In this paper, 3D target tracking in wireless sensor network (WSN) is considered. Unlike other published work, this paper addresses the problem of estimating locations of different targets in 3D environment. Each sensor makes T observations to get local decisions. These decisions are modulated using on-off keying (OOK) and sent to a central node called fusion center. The fusion center detects all decisions sent from all sensors to process them in order to estimate the targets locations using maximum likelihood estimator. This approach generalizes the existing work in the literature about a single target localization if we considered that the number of targets equal one. The corresponding Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) has been also derived. Furthermore, simulation results are provided and discussed.   

Index Terms—unmanned aerial vehicles, localization, WSN, multi-target tracking, distributed detection, fusion center, CRLB

Cite: Rami A. Al-Jarrah, Mohammad A. Al-Jarrah, and Hubert Roth, "Multiple 3D Target Tracking in Binary Wireless Sensor Network," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 19-24, March 2015. doi: 10.12720/ijmse.3.1.19-24

General Information

ISSN: 2315-4527 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Sci. Eng.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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E-mail: ijmse@iap.org