Cheap or Flexible Sensor Coverage

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Cheap or Flexible Sensor Coverage
We consider dual classes of geometric coverage problems, in which disks, corresponding to coverage regions of sensors, are used to cover a region or set of points in the plane. The first class of problems involve assigning radii to already-positioned sensors (being cheap). The second class of problems are motivated by the fact that the sensors may, because of practical difficulties, be positioned with only approximate accuracy (being flexible). This changes the character of some coverage problems that solve for optimal disk positions or disk sizes, ordinarily assuming the disks can be placed precisely in their chosen positions, and motivates new problems. Given a set of disk sensor locations, we show for most settings how to assign either (near-)optimal radius values or allowable amounts of placement error. Our primary results are 1) in the 1-d setting we give a faster dynamic programming algorithm for the (linear) sensor radius problem; and 2) we find a max-min fair set of radii f...
Amotz Bar-Noy, Theodore Brown, Matthew P. Johnson,
Added 26 May 2010
Updated 26 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Amotz Bar-Noy, Theodore Brown, Matthew P. Johnson, Ou Liu
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