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A ZigBee-based mobile tracking system through wireless sensor networks

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posted on 08.01.2010, 16:50 authored by Tareq Ali Alhmiedat, Shuang-Hua Yang
Wireless sensor networks have been deployed widely. Sensor networks involve sensor nodes which are very small in size, low in cost and have a short battery-life. One of the critical wireless sensor network applications is localisation and tracking mobile sensor nodes. ZigBee is a new emerging technology for low rate, low power and low range communication networks, which aims to provide long battery life for network devices. In this paper, we discuss various localisation and tracking techniques and categorise these techniques based on the communication between nodes in centralised and decentralised localisation systems. We propose a decentralised ZigBee-based tracking system to detect and track the location of mobile nodes indoors based on the received signal strength (RSS). The proposed tracking system is a range-free system, which does not require additional hardware, depends on a new weight function, and can be deployed wherever the node density is low. The tracking system is implemented by ZigBee sensor devices, and experiments are done to evaluate the proposed tracking system based on accuracy and communication cost.

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  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Citation

ALHMIEDAT, T.A. and YANG, S.H., 2008. A ZigBee-based mobile tracking system through wireless sensor networks. International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, 1 (1), pp.63-70.

Publisher

© Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2008

Notes

This article was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems [© Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.] and the definitive version is available from: www.inderscience.com/ijamechs

ISSN

1756-8412;1756-8420

Language

en