An Efficient Multibit Aggregation Scheme for Multihop Wireless Sensor Networks

BhushanG Jagyasi, BikashK Dey, SN Merchant, UB Desai
2008 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking  
A single-hop wireless sensor network for distributed detection has been considered in the majority of the existing literature. However, a wireless sensor network for an event detection application with cheap and short range sensors is likely to be a multihop network. Here we consider a distributed detection problem in a multihop wireless sensor network with tree topology. We propose an optimum multibit decision fusion rule derived from the previously known optimum likelihood ratio for a
more » ... op network with star topology. Subsequently, we present an efficient multibit decision fusion rule for a multihop wireless sensor network with tree topology. Through numerical results, the proposed scheme is shown to achieve a significant improvement in detection accuracy over existing distributed detection schemes.
doi:10.1155/2008/649581 fatcat:nktgkosairbstf66lv5j5fdp2a