chapter  12
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Design of Reliable Bilinear Nonrepairable Sensor Networks

This chapter is devoted to extending the concepts presented in Chapter 11 to the design of reliable bilinear sensor networks. Requirements of accuracy are not considered.

BILINEAR MULTICOMPONENT SYSTEMS

We now present the method developed by Ali and Narasimhan (1996). The following assumptions are made:

(1) Only minimal (nonredundant) sensor networks are considered. That is, networks in which only one way of estimating each variable exists. This is equivalent to requesting estimability of order one for nonlinear systems.