Algorithms for Advanced Clandestine Tracking in Short-Range Ad Hoc Networks

Stephen D. Wolthusen, Saif Al-Kuwari

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Law enforcement tracking applications are usually required to be passive such that the target is not aware of the tracking process. This passivity requirement can severely affect the accuracy of the tracking process especially in cluttered and densely populated areas. However, short range emissions from mobile devices such as phones and accessories can be used to improve the accuracy of these passive tracking applications. In this paper, we adopt an agent-based clandestine tracking approach where a set of dynamically recruited tracking agents observe single or multiple targets and report to single or multiple trackers. We also describe a few supporting mechanisms and algorithms for security and fault-tolerance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International ICST Conference (MobiSec 2010)
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-17502-2
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

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