• An Architecture for Sensor Data Fusion to Reduce Data Transmission Bandwidth

      Lord, Dale; Kosbar, Kurt; University of Missouri – Rolla (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2004-10)
      Sensor networks can demand large amounts of bandwidth if the raw sensor data is transferred to a central location. Feature recognition and sensor fusion algorithms can reduce this bandwidth. Unfortunately the designers of the system, having not yet seen the data which will be collected, may not know which algorithms should be used at the time the system is first installed. This paper describes a flexible architecture which allows the deployment of data reduction algorithms throughout the network while the system is in service. The network of sensors approach not only allows for signal processing to be pushed closer to the sensor, but helps accommodate extensions to the system in a very efficient and structured manner.