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A distributed minimum variance estimator for sensor networks

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A distributed minimum variance estimator for sensor networks
A distributed estimation algorithm for sensor networks is proposed. A noisy time-varying signal is jointly tracked by a network of sensor nodes, in which each node computes its estimate as a weighted sum of its own and its neighbors' measurements and estimates. The weights are adaptively updated to minimize the variance of the estimation error. Both estimation and the parameter optimization is distributed; no central coordination of the nodes is required. An upper bound of the error variance in each node is derived. This bound decreases with the number of neighboring nodes. The estimation properties of the algorithm are illustrated via computer simulations, which are intended to compare our estimator performance with distributed schemes that were proposed previously in the literature. The results of the paper allow to trading-off communication constraints, computing efforts and estimation quality for a class of distributed filtering problems.
Alberto Speranzon, Carlo Fischione, Karl Henrik Jo
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where JSAC
Authors Alberto Speranzon, Carlo Fischione, Karl Henrik Johansson, Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
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