Distributed Detection over Channels with Memory

Nilanjan Biswas, Priyadip Ray, Pramod Kumar Varshney

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Abstract

In this letter, we investigate distributed detection over channels with memory. We model the wireless channel between each sensor and the fusion center by a two state Markov chain and derive the optimal fusion rule. We demonstrate the improved detection performance of the derived fusion rule for burst error channels, over a channel aware fusion rule for a memoryless channel and the Chair-Varshney fusion rule. We further show that when the number of sensor decisions is large, as well as when the channel is memoryless, the derived fusion rule reduces to the well known counting rule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7307967
Pages (from-to)2494-2498
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Burst-error channel
  • channel-aware decision fusion
  • Distributed detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Applied Mathematics

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