Minimizing total interference in asymmetric sensor networks

A. Karim Abu-Affash, Paz Carmi, Matthew J. Katz

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The problem of computing a connected network with minimum interference is a fundamental problem in wireless sensor networks. Several models of interference have been studied in the literature. The most common one is the receiver-centric, in which the interference of a node p is defined as the number of other nodes whose transmission range covers p. In this paper, we study the problem of assigning a transmission range to each sensor, such that the resulting network is strongly connected and the total interference of the network is minimized. For the one-dimensional case, we show how to solve the problem optimally in O(n3) time. For the two-dimensional case, we show that the problem is NP-complete and give a polynomial-time 2-approximation algorithm for the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-181
Number of pages11
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
StatePublished - 8 Oct 2021


  • Approximation algorithms
  • Computational geometry
  • Interference
  • NP-hardness
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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