Analysis of target detection probability in randomly deployed sensor networks

Onur E. , Ersoy C., Delic H.

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, cilt.11, ss.778-780, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/lcomm.2007.070780
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.778-780


The main functionality of a surveillance wireless sensor network is to detect unauthorized traversals in a field. In this paper, we develop a formulation to determine the probability of detecting a randomly positioned target by a set of binary sensors to serve as the deployment quality measure. This formulation leads to a recipe to determine the number of sensors required to deliver a certain deployment quality level. The sensing- and communication-neighbor degrees which can be used as design criteria in a sensor network are defined and calculated. The model. is verified by simulations whose outcomes closely match the analytical results.