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On Sensor Fusion in the Presence of Packet-dropping Communication Channels

Gupta, Vijay and Hassibi, Babak and Murray, Richard M. (2005) On Sensor Fusion in the Presence of Packet-dropping Communication Channels. In: 2005 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control & European Control Conference. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Proceedings. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3547-3552. ISBN 0-7803-9567-0.

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In this paper we look at the problem of multisensor data fusion when data is being communicated over channels that drop packets randomly. We are motivated by the use of wireless links for communication among nodes in upcoming sensor networks. We wish to identify the information that should be communicated by each node to others given that some of the information it had transmitted earlier might have been lost. We solve the problem exactly for the case of two sensors and study the performance of the algorithm when more sensors are present. For the two-sensor case, the performance of our algorithm is optimal in the sense that if a packet is received from the other sensor, it is equivalent to receiving all previous measurements, irrespective of the packet drop pattern.

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Additional Information:© 2005 IEEE. Issue Date: 12-15 Dec. 2005. Date of Current Version: 30 January 2006. Work supported in part by the AFOSR grant F49620-01-1-0460. The authors would like to thank Amir Farajidana, Haris Vikalo and Timothy Chung for useful discussions on the topic.
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Official Citation:Gupta, V.; Hassibi, B.; Murray, R.M.; , "On Sensor Fusion in the Presence of Packet-dropping Communication Channels," Decision and Control, 2005 and 2005 European Control Conference. CDC-ECC '05. 44th IEEE Conference on , vol., no., pp. 3547- 3552, 12-15 Dec. 2005 doi: 10.1109/CDC.2005.1582712 URL:
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