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Approximating Minimum-Power k-Connectivity

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Approximating Minimum-Power k-Connectivity
Abstract. The Minimum-Power k-Connected Subgraph (MPkCS) problem seeks a power (range) assignment to the nodes of a given wireless network such that the resulting communication (sub)network is k-connected and the total power is minimum. We give a new very simple approximation algorithm for this problem that significantly improves the previously best known approximation ratios. Specifically, the approximation ratios of our algorithm are: - 3 (improving (3 + 2/3)) for k = 2; - 4 (improving (5 + 2/3)) for k = 3; - k+3 for k ∈ {4, 5} and k+5 for k ∈ {6, 7} (improving k+2 (k+1)/2 ); - 3(k − 1) (improving 3k) for any constant k. Our results are based on a (k + 1)-approximation algorithm (improving the ratio k + 4) for the problem of finding a Min-Power k-Inconnected Subgraph, which is of independent interest.
Zeev Nutov
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ADHOCNOW
Authors Zeev Nutov
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