Analysis of a Serial UWB Based Sensor Network Topology in Fading Channels


A. Mehbodniya, D. Bielefeld, R. Mathar, S. Aïssa, F. Adachi,


        One of the challenging issues in design of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is the energy consumption of the sensor nodes which is an important factor and should be as low as possible. In this paper, we present a power assignment strategy along with a routing path selection for distributed detection in serial decision fusion WSNs. A Nakagami-m fading model is considered for the communication channel and an impulse radio ultra wideband (IR-UWB) technology for the transceiver circuit of the sensor nodes. The objective is to minimize the global probability of detection error of the serial network under a total network power constraint. Simulation results are provided for the global probability of detection error to evaluate the performance of our power assignment strategy in different fading intensities.

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	author = {Abolfazl Mehbodniya and Daniel Bielefeld and Rudolf Mathar and Sonia Aïssa and Fumiyuki Adachi},
	title = "Analysis of a Serial UWB Based Sensor Network Topology in Fading Channels",
	pages = "1-4",
	booktitle = "{IEEE} Vehicular Technology Society Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium ({IEEE} VTS APWCS2012)",
	address = {Kyoto, Japan},
	month = Aug,
	year = 2012,


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