Fully-connected non-hierarchical decentralized detection networks

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Conference Proceeding

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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.

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Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 1992