Power optimization in sensor networks for passive radar applications


G. Alirezaei, R. Mathar, P. Ghofrani,


        In the present work, we investigate the power allocation problem in distributed sensor networks that are used for passive radar applications. The signal emitted by a target is observed by the sensor nodes independently. Since these local observations are noisy and are thus unreliable, they are fused together as a single reliable observation at a remotely located fusion center in order to increase the overall system performance. The fusion center uses the best linear unbiased estimator in order to estimate the present target signal accurately. By using the proposed system architecture and fusion rule, we are able to optimize the power allocation analytically. Two different cases of power constraints are discussed and compared with each other. The main applications of the proposed results are issues concerning the sensor selection and energy efficiency in passive sensor networks.

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	author = {Gholamreza Alirezaei and Rudolf Mathar and Pouya Ghofrani},
	title = "Power optimization in sensor networks for passive radar applications",
	pages = "1-7",
	booktitle = "Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE), 2013 {IEEE} International Conference on",
	address = {Baltimore, MD, USA },
	doi = 10.1109/WiSEE.2013.6737565,
	month = Jul,
	year = 2013,
	hsb = hsb999910331567 ,


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