Decentralized Detection in IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Chiara BurattiEmail author
  • Marco Martalò
  • Roberto Verdone
  • Gianluigi Ferrari
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


In this chapter, we present a mathematical model to study the interplay between a decentralized detection task in clustered Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and the IEEE 802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol. In particular, the models introduced in  Chaps. 2 and  5 are integrated, to develop a unique framework jointly accounting for MAC and distributed detection issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chiara Buratti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Martalò
    • 2
  • Roberto Verdone
    • 1
  • Gianluigi Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica (DEIS) Università di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipto. Ingegneria dell’InformazioneUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly

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