Published in Amirmehrabi, H., & Viswanathan, R. (1995). Performance loss computation in distributed detection. 1995 IEEE International Symposium onInformation Theory, 1995, Proceedings, 295. doi: 10.1109/ISIT.1995.535810 ©1995 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


The loss associated with a distributed signal detection system as compared to a centralized scheme is evaluated with respect to probability of error. Such a loss is numerically computed for several members of the exponential family.