Optimal sensor scheduling and remote estimation over an additive noise channel

Xiaobin Gao, Emrah Akyol, Tamer Başar

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We consider a sensor scheduling and remote estimation problem with one sensor and one estimator. At each time step, the sensor makes an observation on the state of a source, and then decides whether to transmit its observation to the estimator or not. The sensor is charged a cost for each transmission. The remote estimator generates a real-time estimate on the state of the source based on the messages received from the sensor. The estimator is charged for estimation error. As compared with previous works from the literature, we further assume that there is an additive communication channel noise. As a consequence, the sensor needs to encode the message before transmitting it to the estimator. For some specific distributions of the underlying random variables, we obtain the optimal solution to the problem of minimizing the expected value of the sum of communication cost and estimation cost over the time horizon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACC 2015 - 2015 American Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986842
StatePublished - Jul 28 2015
Event2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 1 2015Jul 3 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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