A New Direct Search Method for Distributed Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks
Zhenxing Luo

 Zhenxing Luo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham,  AL, USA.
Manuscript received on October 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2012. | Manuscript Published on September 10, 2012. | PP: 1-3 | Volume-1 Issue-4, September 2012. | Retrieval Number: D0237081412/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Distributed estimation is a popular research topic in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). A maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) method is widely used in WSNs for distributed estimation. However, the MLE method is a computationally intensive method. To overcome this problem, in this paper, a new direct search method will be presented. This method has much lower computation complexity while can achieve estimation results similar to the results given by the MLE method. 
Keywords: Direct Search, Maximum likelihood Estimation, Wireless Sensor networks.