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Making Sense of Sensor Readings
Cognitive sensing systems mimic the perception-action cycle of cognition and contain a perceptual processor that converts raw sensor data into an informative perception of the environment and an executive processor that decides on the next sensing action.
- The cognitive processor interacts with the external environment through the hardware sensor and with the operational system through the perceptual and executive processors.
- The perceptual processor receives data from the hardware sensor and processes it into a perception of the environment.
- The perception is passed to the executive processor as well as out to the operational system.
- The executive processor receives the perception from the perceptual processor along with requirements from the system, and solves an optimization problem to determine the next sensor action.
- The executive processor informs the hardware sensor of the settings for the next observation, the sensor collects the next set of data, and the cycle repeats.