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Distributed Statistical Inference using Type Based Random Access over Multi-access Fading Channels

Anandkumar, Animashree and Tong, Lang (2006) Distributed Statistical Inference using Type Based Random Access over Multi-access Fading Channels. In: 2006 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 38-43. ISBN 1-4244-0349-9. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170920-145744615

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Abstract

The problem of distributed detection and estimation in a sensor network over a multiaccess fading channel is considered. A communication scheme known as the type-based random access (TBRA) is employed and its performance is characterized with respect to the mean transmission rate and the channel coherence index. For extreme values of channel coherence index i.e., 0 and ∞, we give an optimal TBRA scheme which is essentially a sensor activation strategy that achieves the optimal allocation of transmission energy to spatial and temporal domains. For channels with zero coherence index, it is shown that there exists a finite optimal mean transmission rate maximizing performance. This optimal rate can be calculated numerically or estimated using the Gaussian approximation. On the other hand, for channels with infinite coherence index (i.e., no fading) the optimal strategy is to allocate all the energy to the spatial domain. Numerical examples and simulations confirm our theory.


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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. This work was supported in part through the collaborative participation in the Communications and Networks Consortium sponsored by the U. S. Army Research Laboratory under the Collaborative Technology Alliance Program, Cooperative Agreement DAAD19-01-2-0011 and by the National Science Foundation under Contract CNS-0435190. The U. S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Government purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon.
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Army Research Laboratory (ARL)DAAD19-01-2-0011
NSFCNS-0435190
Subject Keywords:Fading, Sensor phenomena and characterization, Sensor fusion, Collaborative work, Government, Measurement, Maximum likelihood detection, Bayesian methods, Distributed computing, Gaussian approximation
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Official Citation:A. Anandkumar and L. Tong, "Distributed Statistical Inference using Type Based Random Access over Multi-access Fading Channels," 2006 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, NJ, 2006, pp. 38-43. doi: 10.1109/CISS.2006.286427 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4067773&isnumber=4067759
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