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Exploiting Data Fusion to Improve the Coverage of Wireless Sensor Networks

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Exploiting Data Fusion to Improve the Coverage of Wireless Sensor Networks
Abstract—Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been increasingly available for critical applications such as security surveillance and environmental monitoring. An important performance measure of such applications is sensing coverage that characterizes how well a sensing field is monitored by a network. Although advanced collaborative signal processing algorithms have been adopted by many existing WSNs, most previous analytical studies on sensing coverage are conducted based on overly simplistic sensing models (e.g., the disc model) that do not capture the stochastic nature of sensing. In this paper, we attempt to bridge this gap by exploring the fundamental limits of coverage based on stochastic data fusion models that fuse noisy measurements of multiple sensors. We derive the scaling laws between coverage, network density, and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). We show that data fusion can significantly improve sensing coverage by exploiting the collaboration among sensors when several ...
Rui Tan, Guoliang Xing, Benyuan Liu, Jianping Wang
Added 28 Sep 2012
Updated 28 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where TON
Authors Rui Tan, Guoliang Xing, Benyuan Liu, Jianping Wang, Xiaohua Jia
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