Energy-constrained optimal quantization for wireless sensor networks

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Abstract

As low power, low cost and longevity of transceivers are major requirements in wireless sensor networks, optimizing their design under energy constraints is of paramount importance. To this end, we develop quantizers under strict energy constraints to effect optimal reconstruction at the fusion center. Propagation, modulation, as well as transmitter and receiver structures are jointly accounted for using a binary symmetric channel model. We first optimize quantization for reconstructing a single sensor's measurement. Optimal number of quantization levels and optimal energy allocation across bits are derived. We then consider multiple sensors collaborating to estimate a deterministic parameter in noise. Similarly, optimum energy allocation and optimum number of quantization bits are derived analytically and tested with simulated examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 First Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, IEEE SECON 2004
Pages272-278
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 First Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, IEEE SECON 2004 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2004Oct 7 2004

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Other2004 First Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, IEEE SECON 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period10/4/0410/7/04

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