Short communication sensor selection for source extraction in heterogeneous wireless sensor networks

Hongbin Chen, Jiuchao Feng, Chi Kong Tse

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A sensor selection scheme for source extraction in heterogeneous wireless sensor networks is proposed. The proposed scheme selects the sensors corresponding to the reconstructed mixtures with the largest signal-to-noise-ratios to transmit their data to a fusion center. It exploits the heterogeneity of the sensor observations and reduces the amount of transmissions. The results demonstrate that the proposed scheme outperforms the full utilization scheme and the random selection scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-551
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010


  • Bblind source separation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Sensor selection
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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