Analysis of a Distributed Decision Algorithm.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Distributed decision problems arise whenever two or more sensors and their associated computers must work cooperatively to make a decision about a commonly observed event. Typical examples are in target detection and classification. The problem is usually characterized by a limited bandwidth of the communication link between the sensors. This thesis develops and evaluates an algorithm for distributed decision and compares it to a non-distributed or centralized form of the algorithm. Analysis of the algorithm is carried out for some low-dimensional cases. Computer simulations were carried out for higher dimensional cases. The simulation work was done in Fortran under CMS on an IBM 3703033 computer. Thesis. Keywords Centralized Decision Algorithm Distributed Decision Algorithm A Distributed Decision Algorithm B.
- Computer Programming and Software
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