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Collaborative signal processing for a cluster of inexpensive distributed sensor nodes
Author(s): Steven D. Beck; Joseph Reynolds
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Paper Abstract

The tactical and urban warfare community has a significant need for up-close sensing capability along with increased sensing coverage. The recent availability of small, inexpensive, light weight, and low power sensing nodes is providing the means to cover an area with a distributed network of remote intelligent sensors. Utilizing local node information combined with information from neighboring nodes is a significant challenge. An even bigger challenge is making use of meta-knowledge and tasking a cluster of nodes to cooperate on a task specified at a very high level. This paper provides a survey of collaborative signal processing considerations and techniques that can be used with a distributed network of smart sensor nodes to improve target detection, identification, localization, and tracking. Factors for system design are discussed, along with an example application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4126, Integrated Command Environments, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407520
Show Author Affiliations
Steven D. Beck, BAE Systems (United States)
Joseph Reynolds, BAE Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4126:
Integrated Command Environments
Patricia Hamburger, Editor(s)

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