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A simple method to reach detection consensus in massively distributed sensor networks

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3 Author(s)
Yao-Win Hong ; Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA ; Cheow, L.F. ; Scaglione, A.

A bio-inspired distributed detection protocol is proposed where the synchronization of pulsing devices is used to reach a consensus in the decision among sensor nodes. Each node encodes the local decision into their pulsing time and reaches an agreement when the pulsing instants converge to a common value. The protocol has low complexity and scales favorably with the size of the network. In fact, we prove that the probability of detection asymptotically goes to 1 as the number of sensors goes to infinity.

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Information Theory, 2004. ISIT 2004. Proceedings. International Symposium on

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27 June-2 July 2004