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Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences
We consider a simple model of sequential decisions made by a fusion agent that receives binary-passive reports from distributed sensors. The main result is an explicit formula for the probability of making a decision before a fixed budget is exhausted. These results depend on the relationship between a special ruin problem for a “lazy random walk” and a traditional biased walk.
Pozdnyakov, V., & Steele, J. M. (2010). Bugs on a Budget: Distributed Sensing With Cost for Reporting and Non-Reporting. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 24 (4), 525-534. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026996481000015X
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
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