Chapter 5

Distributed Signal Detection

Pramod K. Varshney* and Engin Masazade,    *Syracuse University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 4-206 Center for Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY, USA, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey


In distributed signal detection, multiple sensors work together to distinguish between the absence of presence of a signal of interest. Sensors transmit their measurements to a central node called fusion center which is responsible for the inference. In this chapter, we first review the theory of obtaining optimal decision rules at the local sensors and the fusion center under the conditional independence assumption. We than ...

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