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An information theoretic approach to the distributed detection problem

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2 Author(s)
Hoballah, I.Y. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA ; Varshney, P.K.

The distributed detection problem is considered from an information-theoretic point of view. An entropy-based cost function is used for system optimization. This cost function maximizes the amount of information transfer between the input and the output. Distributed detection system topologies with and without a fusion center are considered, and an optimal fusion rule and optimal decision rules are derived

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 5 )