Title

Decentralized Truncated One-Sided Sequential Detection of a Noncooperative Moving Target

Abstract

This letter considers the decentralized detection of a noncooperative moving target by employing a wireless sensor network. Suppose that, if present, the target moves along a direction with a constant velocity, and it emits an unknown signal experiencing distance-dependent attenuation that is periodically sampled by sensors. The sensor observations are quantized into one-bit data individually and then sequentially transmitted to a fusion center, which is in charge of making a global decision. We first derive the generalized Rao test statistic as a more computationally efficient alternative when compared to the typical generalized likelihood ratio test statistic. Then, we propose a truncated one-sided sequential (TOS) test rule by imposing a finite maximum stopping time (namely the deadline) on typical one-sided sequential tests. With a deadline slightly larger than the sample size of a benchmarked fixed-sample-size (FSS) test, the proposed TOS test rule provides the same detection performance and significantly accelerates the target-detection process on average, which is corroborated by simulation results.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Comments

This work was supported by the China Scholarship Council (CSC, No. 201703170270).

Keywords and Phrases

Decentralized Detection; Generalized Rao (G-Rao) Test; Noncooperative Moving Target; Truncated One-Sided Sequential (TOS) Test

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1070-9908

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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