Sensing Capacity for Target Detection

Yaron Rachlin, Rohit Negi, Pradeep Khosla
We define a notion of 'sensing capacity' that characterizes the ability of a sensor network to successfully distinguish among a discrete set of targets. Sensing capacity is defined as the maximum ratio of target positions to sensors for which inference of targets within a certain distortion is achievable. We demonstrate a lower bound on this capacity. Unlike previous work on 'sensor network capacity', our notion of sensing capacity is defined by the sensing task itself, as opposed to external
more » ... posed to external resource constraints such as power, communications, and processing.
doi:10.1184/r1/6625745.v1 fatcat:nb7m3hf3t5ekvbl2czb67g3scu