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    Distortion Outage Minimization and Diversity Order Analysis for Coherent Multi-Access

    Wang, Chih-Hong and Leong, Alex S. and Dey, Subhrakanti (2011) Distortion Outage Minimization and Diversity Order Analysis for Coherent Multi-Access. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 59 (12). pp. 6144-6159. ISSN 1053-587X

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    In this paper we investigate the distortion outage performance of distributed estimation schemes in wireless sensor networks, where a distortion outage is defined as the event that the estimation error or distortion exceeds a pre-determined threshold. The sensors transmit their observation signals using the analog amplify and forward scheme through coherent multi-access channels to the fusion center, which reconstructs a minimum mean squared error (MMSE) estimate of the physical quantity observed. We consider three power allocation schemes - 1) equal power allocation (EPA), 2) short-term optimal power allocation (ST-OPA), where we minimize the distortion subject to a power constraint at each time step, and 3) long-term optimal power allocation (LT-OPA), where we minimize the distortion outage probability subject to a long-term average power constraint. We study their diversity orders of distortion outage in terms of increasing numbers of sensors, and show that under Rayleigh fading EPA and ST-OPA achieve the same diversity order of N logN, where N is the number of sensors. This suggests that in the case of a large number of sensors, the spatial diversity gain in EPA can overcome fading equally well as in ST-OPA. On the other hand, in LT-OPA, we find that for N > 1 the outage probability can be driven to zero with a finite amount of total power.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Distortion; Outage; Minimization; Diversity; Analysis; Coherent Multi-Access;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 12713
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    Depositing User: Subhrakanti Dey
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2020 09:05
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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