Decision fusion is an important issue in wireless sensor networks (WSN), and intuitionistic fuzzy set (IFS) is a novel method for dealing with uncertain data. We propose a multi-attribute decision fusion model based on IFS, which includes two aspects: data distribution-based IFS construction algorithm (DDBIFCA) and the category similarity weight-based TOPSIS intuitionistic fuzzy decision algorithm (CSWBT-IFS). The DDBIFCA is an IFS construction algorithm that transforms the original attribute values into intuitionistic fuzzy measures, and the CSWBT-IFS is an intuitionistic fuzzy aggregation algorithm improved by the traditional TOPSIS algorithm, which combines intuitionistic fuzzy values of different attributes and obtains a final decision for the monitoring target. Both algorithms have benefits, such as low energy consumption and low computational complexity, which make them suitable for implementation in energy-constrained WSNs. Simulation results show the efficiency of intuitionistic fuzzification for the DDBIFCA and a high classification accuracy, compared with traditional fuzzy fusion and other intuitionistic fuzzy aggregation algorithms, for the CSWBT-IFS.

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Published in IEEE Access, v. 5, p. 12798-12809.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61271308 and Grant 61401015.