Accession Number:

ADA160854

Title:

On the Complexity of Decentralized Decision making and Detection Problems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This reprint studies the computational complexity of the discrete versions of some simple but basic decentralized decision problems. These problems are variations of the classical team decision problem and include the problem of decentralized detection whereby a central processor is to select one of two hypotheses, based on 1-bit messages from two noncommunicating sensors. Results point to the inherent difficulty of decentralized decision making and suggest that optimality may be an elusive goal. Author.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE