Radio communication is among the most energy consuming tasks in wireless sensor nodes. Reducing the amount of data to be transmitted holds a large power saving potential. The combination of compressed sensing (CS) and local signal parameter estimation can achieve a massive data rate reduction in applications where the primary interest is in the acquisition of a scalar feature of the signal rather than the reconstruction of the entire waveform. In this paper, We propose a compressed estimator, building upon an enhancement of the typical CS signal-modulation scheme via punctured sampling. Specifically, a subset of signal samples and associated weighting coefficients are chosen so as to minimize node power consumption while achieving a given estimation performance. We detail a corresponding puncturing algorithm and present the design of an integrated digital compressed estimation unit in 28nm FDSOI CMOS. In a concrete case study, local estimation combined with subsampling is shown to result in a power reduction of up to an order of magnitude with respect to the standard solution of sampling and transmitting samples for off-board processing. © 2014 IEEE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|