On Sensor Sampling and Quality of Information: A Starting Point

Numerous sensor-based applications depend upon the detection of certain events. The proper operation of these applications depend on the quality of the information (QoI) that they receive from their sensor-based event detectors. In this paper, we establish relationships that tie the QoI attributes of timeliness and confidence to the operational characteristics of a sensor system and the events they detect. By building upon the Neyman-Pearson hypothesis testing procedure, we study the dependence of these characteristics and attributes on each other and establishing their theoretical performance boundaries.

By: Chatschik Bisdikian

Published in: RC24067 in 2006


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