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25 August 2006 Exploiting data compression methods for network-level management of multi-sensor systems
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Data compression ideas can be extended to assess the data quality across multiple sensors to manage the network of sensors to optimize the location accuracy subject to communication constraints. From an unconstrained-resources viewpoint it is desirable to use the complete set of deployed sensors; however, that generally results in an excessive data volume. Selecting a subset of sensors to participate in a sensing task is crucial to satisfying trade-offs between accuracy and time-line requirements. For emitter location it is well-known that the geometry between sensors and the target plays a key role in determining the location accuracy. Furthermore, the deployed sensors have different data quality. Given these two factors, it is no trivial matter to select the optimal subset of sensors. We attack this problem through use of a data quality measure based on Fisher Information for set of sensors and optimize it via sensor selection and data compression.
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Xi Hu, Mo Chen, and Mark L. Fowler "Exploiting data compression methods for network-level management of multi-sensor systems", Proc. SPIE 6315, Mathematics of Data/Image Pattern Recognition, Compression, and Encryption with Applications IX, 631506 (25 August 2006);

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