chapter  13
15 Pages

Distributed MultiTarget Detection in Sensor Networks

WithXiaoling Wang, Hairong Qi, Steve Beck

Recent advances in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), wireless communication technologies, and digital electronics are responsible for the emergence of sensor networks that deploy thousands of low-cost sensor nodes integrating sensing, processing, and communication capabilities. These sensor networks have been employed in a wide variety of applications, ranging from military surveillance to civilian and environmental monitoring. Examples of such applications include battlefield command, control, and communication [1], target detection, localization, tracking and classification [2–6], transportation monitoring [7], pollution monitoring in the air, soil, and water [8,9], ecosystem monitoring [10], etc.