Fusion of the Brooks–Iyengar Algorithm and Blockchain in Decentralization of the Data-Source
AbstractInformation fusion has been a topic of immense interest owing to its applicability in various applications. This brings to the fore the need for a flexible and accurate fusion algorithm that can be versatile. The Brooks–Iyengar algorithm is one such fusion algorithm. It has since its inception found numerous applications that deal with the fusion of data from multiple sources. The uniqueness of the Brooks–Iyengar algorithm is the ease with which the data from multiple sensors in a local system can be fused and also reach consensus in a distributed system with the added capability of fault tolerance. Blockchain has found its use as a distributed ledger and has successfully supported and fueled many crypto-currencies over the years. Information fusion with regards to Blockchains is a topic of great research interest in the past couple of years. Since blockchain has no official node, the introduction of a decentralized network and a consensus algorithm is required in making the interactions and exchanges between multiple suppliers easier and thus leads to business being carried out without any hassles. In this paper, we attempt to understand and describe the deployment of multiple sensors to measure various aspects of the physical world. We discuss a novel technique of employing the Brooks–Iyengar algorithm in the design of the system that would decentralize the data source from the corresponding measurements and thus ensure the integrity of the transactions in the Blockchain. Finally, a theoretical analysis of the performance of the algorithm when used in a blockchain based decentralized environment is also discussed. View Full-Text
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Iyengar, S.S.; Ramani, S.K.; Ao, B. Fusion of the Brooks–Iyengar Algorithm and Blockchain in Decentralization of the Data-Source. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2019, 8, 17.
Iyengar SS, Ramani SK, Ao B. Fusion of the Brooks–Iyengar Algorithm and Blockchain in Decentralization of the Data-Source. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. 2019; 8(1):17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Iyengar, Sitharama S.; Ramani, Sanjeev K.; Ao, Buke. 2019. "Fusion of the Brooks–Iyengar Algorithm and Blockchain in Decentralization of the Data-Source." J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 8, no. 1: 17.
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