Sensor Selection in Arbitrary Dimensions

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Sensor Selection in Arbitrary Dimensions
We address the sensor selection problem which arises in tracking and localization applications. In sensor selection, the goal is to select a small number of sensors whose measurements provide a good estimate of a target's state (such as location). We focus on the bounded uncertainty sensing model where the target is a point in the d dimensional Euclidean space. Each sensor measurement corresponds to a convex, polyhedral subset of the space. The measurements are merged by intersecting corresponding sets. We show that, on the plane, four sensors are sufficient (and sometimes necessary) to obtain an estimate whose area is at most twice the area of the best possible estimate (obtained by intersecting all measurements). We also extend this result to arbitrary dimensions and show that a constant number of sensors suffice for a constant factor approximation in arbitrary dimensions. Both constants depend on the dimensionality of the space but are independent of the total number of sensors...
Volkan Isler, Malik Magdon-Ismail
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Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TASE
Authors Volkan Isler, Malik Magdon-Ismail
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