## Abstract

We study broadcasting (one-to-all communication) in known topology radio networks modeled by graphs, where the interference range of a node is likely to exceed its transmission range. In this model, if two nodes are connected by a transmission edge they can communicate directly. On the other hand, if two nodes are connected by an interference edge their transmissions disable recipience of one another. For a network G; we term the smallest integer d, s.t., for any interference edge e there exists a simple path formed of at most d transmission edges connecting the endpoints of e as its interference distance d_{I} . In this model the schedule of transmissions is precomputed in advance based on full knowledge about the size and the topology (including location of transmission and interference edges) of the network. We are interested in the design of fast broadcasting schedules that are energy efficient, i.e., based on limited number of transmissions at each node. In what follows we assume that n stands for the number of nodes, D_{T} is the diameter of the subnetwork induced by the transmission edges, and Δ refers to the maximum combined degree (formed of transmission and interference edges) of the network. We contribute the following new results: (1) We prove that even for networks with the interference distance d_{I} = 2 any broadcasting schedule requires at least D_{T} + Ω (Δ ·log n/log Δ) rounds. (2) We also provide for networks modeled by bipartite graphs an algorithm that computes 1-shot (each node is allowed to transmit at most once) broadcasting schedules of length O(Δ · log n). Note that in this case the length of the broadcasting schedule is independent of the interference distance of the network. (3) The main result of the paper is an algorithm that computes a 1-shot broadcasting schedule of length at most 4 · D_{T} + O(Δ · d_{I} · log^{4} n) for networks with arbitrary topology. Note that in view of the lower bound from (1) the broadcast schedule is almost optimal for d_{I} polylogarithmic in n: Note also that by applying our algorithm to radio networks with no interference edges the time of the broadcasting schedule from [10] is improved in graphs with Δ = o(√n/log^{4} n ). The 1-shot broadcasting algorithm proposed in [10] relies heavily on the concept of internal ranks that impose currently an Ω(√n)-time bottleneck in the broadcasting schedule.

Original language | English (US) |
---|---|

Title of host publication | PODC'09 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing |

Pages | 230-239 |

Number of pages | 10 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2009 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | 2009 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, PODC'09 - Calgary, AB, Canada Duration: Aug 10 2009 → Aug 12 2009 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing |
---|

### Conference

Conference | 2009 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, PODC'09 |
---|---|

Country/Territory | Canada |

City | Calgary, AB |

Period | 8/10/09 → 8/12/09 |

## Keywords

- Broadcasting
- Long-range interference
- Radio networks

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Software
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications