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Author Zherlitsyn, G. ♦ Matveev, A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Encoding ♦ Sensor fusion ♦ Communication system control ♦ Quantization ♦ Control systems ♦ Sensor systems ♦ Intelligent sensors ♦ Additive noise ♦ Decoding ♦ Monitoring
Abstract The paper considers the sensor network whose sensors observe a common quantity and are affected by arbitrary additive bounded noises with a known upper bound. During the experiment, any sensor can communicate only a finite and given number of bits of information to the decision center. The contributions of the particular sensors, the rules of data encoding, decoding, and fusion, as well as the estimation scheme should be designed to achieve the best overall performance in estimation of the observed quantity by the decision center. The optimal algorithm is obtained that minimizes the maximal feasible error. It is shown that it considerably over-performs a ‘natural’ algorithm proposed in recent papers in the area and examined only in the idealized case of noiseless sensors. This analysis highlights the need for special decentralized data encoding rules that are robust against the sensor noises in the context of networked cooperative observation. Such a rule is the core of the proposed optimal algorithm.
Description Author affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, St. Petersburg University, Universitetskii 28, Petrodvoretz, 198504, Russia (Zherlitsyn, G.; Matveev, A.)
ISBN 9781424446018
ISSN 10851992
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-07-08
Publisher Place Russia
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 714.72 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 666
Ending Page 670


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library