Accession Number : ADA115363

Title :   Detection Networks.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Ekchian,L K ; Tenney,R R

PDF Url : ADA115363

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Each member of a team of decision agents receives a conditionally independent observation about some underlying discrete hypothesis. Subject to causality constraints, the agents seek to optimize a team cost functional by making discrete decisions which are conveyed to other agents on capacity constrained channels. This paper derives optimal decision rules for a class of problems of this type and discusses their properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Decision theory, *Message processing, *Communications networks, *Optimization, Cooperation, Observation, Hypotheses, Problem solving, Topology, Variables, Trees, Information theory, Detection, Teams(personnel), Management planning and control

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Theoretical Mathematics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE