Fully-connected non-hierarchical decentralized detection networks
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In this paper we examine fully-connected or "bantering" decentralised detection networks; that is, networks in which a decision is reached by an iterated broadcasting by the constitaent sensors of tentative local decisions, these being continually revised on the basis of gronp opinion. It is shown that such a network will always converge in an unsupervised manner to a "consensus" or common decision among all sensors, and that this process occurs very quickly even in large networks. Additionally, we present a modified structure which, at the expense of slower convergence, reaches the optimal (i.e. centralized) decision.
Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 1992
Willett, Peter, Berend Tober, and Peter Swaszek. "Fully-connected non-hierarchical decentralized detection networks." Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 1992 , (1992): 404-409. doi:10.1109/CCA.1992.269841.