Distributed Consensus-Based Linear Estimation with Erroneous Links

Conference: WSA 2013 - 17th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas
03/13/2013 - 03/14/2013 at Stuttgart, Deutschland

Proceedings: WSA 2013

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Paul, Henning; Shin, Ban-Sok; Dekorsy, Armin (Department of Communications Engineering, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)

In a cooperative broadcast scenario, a group of nodes in a network aims to reconstruct a common message. We present a consensus-based linear estimation algorithm that shows improved convergence speed compared to state of the art techniques and whose signaling effort can be reduced without performance loss under certain conditions. We investigate its performance in the presence of erroneous inter-node links using different models for these error influences. Additionally, we propose a technique to mitigate the error influences and restore satisfactory overall system performance. All results are corroborated by computer simulations considering different system parameters and network setups.