Distributed average consensus in sensor networks with quantized inter-sensor communication

  title={Distributed average consensus in sensor networks with quantized inter-sensor communication},
  author={Soummya Kar and Jos{\'e} M. F. Moura},
  journal={2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing},
The paper studies distributed average consensus in sensor networks, when the sensors exchange quantized data at each time step. We show that randomizing the exchanged sensor data by adding a controlled amount of dither results in almost sure (a.s.) convergence of the protocol, if the network is connected. We explicitly characterize the mean-squared error (with respect to the desired consensus average) and show that, by tuning certain parameters associated with the protocol, the mean-squared… CONTINUE READING
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