28 November 2000 Collaborative signal processing for a cluster of inexpensive distributed sensor nodes
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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.
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Steven D. Beck, Steven D. Beck, Joseph Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, } "Collaborative signal processing for a cluster of inexpensive distributed sensor nodes", Proc. SPIE 4126, Integrated Command Environments, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407520; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.407520

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