Sensing Capacity for Target Detection

Yaron Rachlin, R. Negi, and Pradeep Khosla
Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop, 2004.

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We define a notion of `sensing capacity' that characterizes the ability of a sensor network to successfully distinguish among a discrete set of tar- gets. Sensing capacity is defined as the maximum ra- tio 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 no- tion of sensing capacity is defined by the sensing task itself, as opposed to external resource constraints such as power, communications, and processing.

Number of pages: 6

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Yaron Rachlin, R. Negi, and Pradeep Khosla, "Sensing Capacity for Target Detection," Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop, 2004.

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   author = "Yaron Rachlin and R. Negi and Pradeep Khosla",
   title = "Sensing Capacity for Target Detection",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop",
   year = "2004",