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Accession Number ADA566200
Title Networking Sensors for Information Dominance - Joint Signal Processing and Communication Design.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author R. S. Blum
Abstract Recent advances in sensor technology have created great interest in building networked sensor systems for both civilian and military applications employing low-cost, low-power, multi-functional sensor nodes which carry their own power sources. Our results show the significant potential of joint optimization of distributed sensor processing and networking for Air Force applications. In particular, we focus on target detection and estimation applications requiring energy efficiency, like MIMO radar systems with unmanned vehicle sensor nodes, which are of great interest to the Department of Defense and in particular to the Air Force, but our research will also benefit nonmilitary applications and provide improvements beyond energy efficiency. This research has produced several important research contributions to the communications, signal processing and data fusion communities. It was shown that if the sensors know that their data is to be used to solve a specific target detection and estimation problem, they are able to determine what data is necessary to accurately solve these problems and which data which is already well described by previously observed data. Thus joint design can enable a new generation of technologies for solving important real-world problems related to large-scale networks of monitoring sensors spread over large regions.
Keywords Communication networks
Energy consumption
Energy efficiency
Joint design
Mimo radar
Target detection

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 63H - Radiofrequency Detection
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Aug 2009-31 Dec 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number FA9550-09-1-0576

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