Sensor selection for random field estimation in wireless sensor networks
Date of Issue2012
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
This paper studies the sensor selection problem for random field estimation in wireless sensor networks. The authors first prove that selecting a set of l sensors that minimize the estimation error under the D-optimal criterion is NP-complete. The authors propose an iterative algorithm to pursue a suboptimal solution. Furthermore, in order to improve the bandwidth and energy efficiency of the wireless sensor networks, the authors propose a best linear unbiased estimator for a Gaussian random field with quantized measurements and study the corresponding sensor selection problem. In the case of unknown covariance matrix, the authors propose an estimator for the covariance matrix using measurements and also analyze the sensitivity of this estimator. Simulation results show the good performance of the proposed algorithms.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Wireless communication systems
Journal of systems science and complexity