A fundamental problem in wireless sensor networks is to connect a given set of sensors while minimizing the \emph{receiver interference}. This is modeled as follows: each sensor node corresponds to a point in $\mathbb{R}^d$ and each \emph{transmission range} corresponds to a ball. The receiver interference of a sensor node is defined as the number of transmission ranges it lies in. Our goal is to choose transmission radii that minimize the maximum interference while maintaining a strongly connected asymmetric communication graph.
For the two-dimensional case, we show that it is NP-complete to decide whether one can achieve a receiver interference of at most $5$. In the one-dimensional case, we prove that there are optimal solutions with nontrivial structural properties. These properties can be exploited to obtain an exact algorithm that runs in quasi-polynomial time. This generalizes a result by Tan et al. to the asymmetric case.

Original language | English |
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Publisher | s.n. |
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Number of pages | 15 |
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Publication status | Published - 2014 |
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Name | arXiv |
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Volume | 1406.7753 [cs.CG] |
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