JACIII Vol.24 No.1 pp. 95-100
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2020.p0095


Spatial Deployment of Heterogeneous Sensors in Complex Environments

Lei Jiao*,** and Zhihong Peng*,**

*School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology
5 South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China

**Key Laboratory of Intelligence Control and Decision of Complex Systems
5 South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China

February 18, 2019
October 10, 2019
January 20, 2020
3D surfaces, complex environments, heterogeneous sensors, optimal deployment

Studies on the deployment of sensors mostly involve a 2D plane or 3D volume. However, the optimal sensor deployment in field environments is actually the resource distribution on 3D surfaces. Compared with the traditional deployment environments, field environments are more complicated, owing to some interferences on the detection capability of sensors and limitations on the maneuverability of platforms. In this paper, an optimal sensor deployment algorithm in 3D complex environments is discussed. First, considering the characteristics of field environments, the maneuverability matrix of heterogeneous platforms was introduced as a constraint. Then, a non-isomorphic environment value distribution map was constructed to mark the differences among mission areas. Furthermore, the sensor detection range model was improved to better deal with the occlusion issue. Finally, based on the multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) algorithm, a sensor deployment strategy was deployed for complex environments. Experiments demonstrated that the proposed algorithm can better deal with the sensor deployment problem in field environments, while improving the detection accuracy of the objects in mission areas.

Sensor optimized deployment process

Sensor optimized deployment process

Cite this article as:
L. Jiao and Z. Peng, “Spatial Deployment of Heterogeneous Sensors in Complex Environments,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.24 No.1, pp. 95-100, 2020.
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