Mobile sensor networks have been widely used to predict spatio-temporal physical phenomena for various scientific and engineering applications. To accommodate the realistic models of mobile sensor networks, we incorporated probabilistic wireless communication links based on packet reception ratio (PRR) with distributed navigation. We then derived models of mobile sensor networks that predict Gaussian random fields from noise-corrupted observations under probabilistic wireless communication links. For the given model with probabilistic wireless communication links, we derived the prediction error variances for further sampling locations. Moreover, we designed a distributed navigation that minimizes the network cost function formulated in terms of the derived prediction error variances. Further, we have shown that the solution of distributed navigation with the probabilistic wireless communication links for mobile sensor networks are uniformly ultimately bounded with respect to that of the distributed one with the R-disk communication model. According to Monte Carlo simulation results, agent trajectories under distributed navigation with the probabilistic wireless communication links are similar to those with the R-disk communication model, which confirming the theoretical analysis.

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