In this work, we propose a joint collaboration-compression framework for the random signal detection problem in a resource constrained wireless sensor network (WSN). Specifically, we propose a framework where the local sensors first collaborate (via a linear collaboration matrix) with each other. Then a subset of sensors linearly compress their aggregated information before communicating with the fusion center (FC). We propose a novel metric called generalized deflection coefficient (GDC) for evaluating the detection performance which is shown to be tightly upper bounded by the Kullback-Leibler divergence for Gaussian observations. We jointly design the linear collaboration and compression strategies under power constraints via alternating maximization of the proposed GDC metric. Finally, numerical results are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework.
- Distributed sensor networks
- generalized deflection coefficient
- random signal detection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics