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Wireless Sensor Networks

Distributed Consensus Estimation

  • Cailian Chen
  • Shanying Zhu
  • Xinping Guan
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cailian Chen, Shanying Zhu, Xinping Guan, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 1-4
  3. Cailian Chen, Shanying Zhu, Xinping Guan, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 5-11
  4. Cailian Chen, Shanying Zhu, Xinping Guan, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 13-40
  5. Cailian Chen, Shanying Zhu, Xinping Guan, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 41-64
  6. Cailian Chen, Shanying Zhu, Xinping Guan, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 65-79
  7. Cailian Chen, Shanying Zhu, Xinping Guan, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 81-82
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 83-89

About this book

Introduction

This SpringerBrief evaluates the cooperative effort of sensor nodes to accomplish high-level tasks with sensing, data processing and communication. The metrics of network-wide convergence, unbiasedness, consistency and optimality are discussed through network topology, distributed estimation algorithms and consensus strategy. Systematic analysis reveals that proper deployment of sensor nodes and a small number of low-cost relays (without sensing function) can speed up the information fusion and thus improve the estimation capability of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). This brief also investigates the spatial distribution of sensor nodes and basic scalable estimation algorithms, the consensus-based estimation capability for a class of relay assisted sensor networks with asymmetric communication topology, and the problem of filter design for mobile target tracking over WSNs. From the system perspective, the network topology is closely related to the capability and efficiency of network-wide scalable distributed estimation. Wireless Sensor Networks: Distributed Consensus Estimation is a valuable resource for researchers and professionals working in wireless communications, networks and distributed computing. Advanced-level students studying computer science and electrical engineering will also find the content helpful.

Keywords

Asymmetric communications Consensus Convergence Distributed estimation Network topology Optimality Spatial distribution Unbiasedness Wireless sensor networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Cailian Chen
    • 1
  • Shanying Zhu
    • 2
  • Xinping Guan
    • 3
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AutomationShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of AutomationShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Department of AutomationShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  4. 4.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12379-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12378-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12379-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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