Simulation-Based Design of Mobile Ad Hoc Network for Tracking and Monitoring

Piotr Bazydło , Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz , Kamil Czerwiński , Patryk Rękawek


This paper addresses issues of the application of computer simulation to design a wireless network for tracking and monitoring purposes. The network is formed by mobile robots carrying sensors. To achieve a common goal it has to automatically adopt to changes in the environment and ensure the permanent connectivity with the central decision unit. The focus is on high coverage of given region of interest and motion trajectory planning avoiding obstacles. Two calculation schemes for computing target positions of robots, i.e., off-line (centralized) and on-line (distributed) are investigated. They employ different optimization algorithms to calculate the positions of robots. Simulators of two types of ad hoc networks for detecting, tracking and monitoring of a heavy gas cloud were implemented based on V-REP and MATLAB tools. The results of presented case studies illustrate the performance of simulation-based approach to ad hoc networks design. Advantages and disadvantages of different computing schemes and selected optimization methods are described and discussed.
Author Piotr Bazydło
Piotr Bazydło,,
, Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz IAiIS
Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz,,
- The Institute of Control and Computation Engineering
, Kamil Czerwiński
Kamil Czerwiński,,
, Patryk Rękawek IAiIS
Patryk Rękawek,,
- The Institute of Control and Computation Engineering
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Book Szewczyk Roman, Kaliczyńska Małgorzata, Zieliński Cezary: Challenges in Automation, Robotics and Measurement Techniques. Proceedings of AUTOMATION-2016, March 2-4, 2016, Warsaw, Poland, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 440, 2016, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-29356-1, [978-3-319-29357-8], 919 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-29357-8
Keywords in EnglishMANET Robot-assisted deployment and monitoring Mobile robotics Global optimization Multiple-start optimization
projectDevelopment of methodology of control, decision support and production management. Project leader: Zieliński Cezary, , Phone: 5102, start date 19-05-2015, end date 31-12-2016, 504/02233/1031, Completed
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Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConf
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConf
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