Uniformly Most Powerful Distributed Detection and its Application in Cooperative Spectrum Sensing

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Conference Proceeding

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In this paper, a special class of distributed composite binary hypothesis testing problem with monotonic likelihood ratio is investigated. The sensor observations are assumed to be conditionally independent given a fixed but unknown parameter θ where θ ∈ Θ1 under the H1 hypothesis and θ = θ0 under the H0 hypothesis. The optimal form of sensor decision rule is established under both the Neyman-Pearson and Bayesian criteria. As an illustrative example, the design of an optimal cognitive radio rule for cooperative spectrum sensing is established.