Information theoretic approach to the distributed detection problem

Imad Y. Hoballah, Pramod Kumar Varshney

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The distributed detection problem is considered from an information-theoretic point of view. An entropy-based cost function is used for system optimization. This cost function maximizes the amount of information transfer between the input and the output. Distributed detection system topologies with and without a fusion center are considered, and an optimal fusion rule and optimal decision rules are derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)988-994
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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