Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 2515–2528 | Cite as

Energy Efficient Target Tracking with Collision Avoidance in WSNs

  • Santosh Kumar
  • Sudhir
  • Umesh Kumar TiwariEmail author


Wireless sensor network (WSN) is one of the most evolving technologies. WSN involves collecting, processing, transferring and storing information about objects with the help of sensor nodes. Tracking and detection of targets is one of the most attractive applications of WSN in surveillance systems. To resolve the problem of target tracking, it is essential to deploy a system model. It has been observed that clustering algorithms play an important role in cluster head selection, but they consume significant amount of energy. In this paper an energy efficient system model is deployed with a novel target tracking algorithm to track the target around the vicinity of the WSN. As there is more possibility of collision proximate to the base station, a new collision avoidance method is introduced. The lifetime of the network on the basis of congestion around the sink node, packet density and path loss are also measured efficiently.


Target tracking Energy efficient system Network coding Duty cycle Collision avoidance 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringGraphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia

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