Distributed Sensors Networks (DSN): An Attempt to Define the Issues,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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It seems appropriate at this early stage of research to take a global view of the DSN problem. This paper presents an initial attempt to obtain this goal it should be read as a working paper whose main purpose is to trigger responses and focus attention on some of the issues. The method chosen to help define the issues centers on identifying the potential functions of DSN. These issues include intelligent integrated signal processing architecture, developing architecture to support decentralized cooperative processing, and overall design problems. Finally, the development of DSN, integrating three major technologies i.e., sensor, computer-communication, and information-processing technologies, will require expertise in many fields.