Adaptive Yaw rate aware Sensor wAkeup schemes Protocol (A-YAP) for target prediction and tracking in sensor networks

Muhammad Taqi Raza, Zeeshan Hameed Mir, Ali Hammad Akbar, Seung Wha Yoo, Ki Hyung Kim

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Target tracking is one of the key applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) that forms basis for numerous other applications. The overall procedures of target tracking involve target detection, localization, and tracking. Because of the WSNs' resource constraints (especially energy), it is highly desired that target tracking should be done by involving as less number of sensor nodes as possible. Due to the uncertain behavior of the target and resulting mobility patterns, this goal becomes harder to achieve without predicting the future locations of the target. The presence of a prediction mechanism may allow the activation of only the relevant sensors along the future course, before actually the target reaches the future location. This prior activation contributes to increasing the overall sensor networks lifetime by letting non-relevant nodes sleep. In this paper, first, we introduce a Yaw rate aware sensor wAkeup Protocol (YAP) for the prediction of future target locations. Second, we present improvements on the YAP design through the incorporation of adaptability. The proposed schemes are distributive in nature, and select relevant sensors to determine the target track. The performance of YAP and A-YAP is also discussed on different mobility patterns, which confirms the efficacy of the algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3524-3533
Number of pages10
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive-yap (A-YAP)
  • Sensor Network
  • Sensor nodes
  • Target prediction
  • Target tracking
  • Yaw rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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