Decentralized Coverage Control Problems For Mobile Robotic Sensor And Actuator Networks
This book introduces various coverage control problems for mobile sensor networks including barrier, sweep and blanket
Another topic of this book is the study of mobile robotic sensor and actuator networks
Many modern engineering applications include the use of sensor and actuator networks to provide efficient and effective monitoring and control of industrial and environmental processes
Moreover, the mobile robotic sensors have no prior information about the environment in which they operation
Such mobile sensor and actuator networks are able to achieve improved performance and efficient monitoring together with reduction in power consumption and production cost.
These various types of coverage problems have never been covered before by a single book in a systematic way
Unlike many existing algorithms, all of the robotic sensor and actuator motion algorithms developed in the book are fully decentralized or distributed, computationally efficient, easily implementable in engineering practice and based only on information on the closest neighbours of each mobile sensor and actuator and local information about the environment