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JCP 2009 Vol.4(9): 845-852 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.4.9.845-852

Data Management of Mobile Object Tracking Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks

Jin Zheng1, Weijia Jia2, Guojun Wang1
1School of Information Science and Engineering Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2Department of Computer Science City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Abstract—In this paper, we focus on the data management problem of object tracking applications in wireless sensor networks. We propose link-segment storage and query protocol to track mobile object in wireless sensor network dynamically. The main idea of our protocol is to combine advantages of local storage with data centric storage methods to support the query of object movement information efficiently. Object’s movement information will be stored in node near detecting sensor and the relation of storage nodes is maintained using multiple access entry linked list along the moving path of the object. Index-store node (a designated node) stores the access entry messages of linked list. Performance analysis and simulation studies show that the proposed protocol is energy efficient, with high probability of successful query and low query latency.

Index Terms—Wireless sensor networks, object tracking, linked list, segment.

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Cite: Jin Zheng, Weijia Jia, Guojun Wang, "Data Management of Mobile Object Tracking Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks," Journal of Computers vol. 4, no. 9, pp. 845-852, 2009.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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E-mail: jcp@iap.org
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