Performance aspects of decentralized detection structures

W. A. Hashlamoun, Pramod Kumar Varshney

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Performance aspects of minimum probability of error decentralized detection systems are considered. The relationship between the probability of error of a maximum a posteriori probability receiver and the Kolmogorov variational distance is derived. This relationship is used to derive the minimum probability of error for an n-sensor decentralized system in terms of the sensor decisions. A design procedure is presented that results in the optimum global minimum probability of error. The design of three suboptimum systems based on the Bharttacharyya distance, Kullback discrimination, and optimization of the probability of error at the local level is described. A numerical example comparing the performance of the optimum system to the performance of the suboptimum systems is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1989
Event1989 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 3) - Cambridge, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 14 1989Nov 17 1989


Other1989 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 3)
CityCambridge, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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