Dual power assignment via second Hamiltonian cycle

A. Karim Abu-Affash, Paz Carmi, Anat Parush Tzur

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A power assignment is an assignment of transmission power to each of the wireless nodes of a wireless network, so that the induced graph satisfies some desired properties. The cost of a power assignment is the sum of the assigned powers. In this paper, we consider the dual power assignment problem, in which each wireless node is assigned a high- or low-power level, so that the induced graph is strongly connected and the cost of the assignment is minimized. We improve the best known approximation ratio from [Formula presented]−[Formula presented]+ϵ≈1.617 to [Formula presented]≈1.571. Moreover, we show that the algorithm of Khuller et al. [11] for the strongly connected spanning subgraph problem, which achieves an approximation ratio of 1.617, is 1.522-approximation algorithm for symmetric directed graphs. The innovation of this paper is in achieving these results by using interesting conditions for the existence of a second Hamiltonian cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-53
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Computer and System Sciences
StatePublished - 1 May 2018


  • Approximation algorithm
  • Computational geometry
  • Power assignment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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