Leader election in SINR model with arbitrary power control

Magnús M. Halldórsson, Stephan Holzer, Evangelia Anna Markatou, Nancy Lynch

Rannsóknarafurð: Framlag til fræðitímaritsGreinritrýni


We consider the Leader Election Problem in the Signal-to-Interference-plusNoise-Ratio (SINR) model where nodes can adjust their transmission power. We show that in this setting it is possible to elect a leader in two communication rounds, with high probability. Previously, it was known that Θ(log n) rounds were sufficient and necessary when using uniform power, where n is the number of nodes in the network. We then examine how much power control is needed to achieve fast leader election. We show that every 2-round leader election algorithm in the SINR model running correctly w.h.p. requires a power range 2Ω(n) , even when n is known. We complement this with an algorithm that uses power range 2O˜(n)1, when n is known, and 2O˜(n 1.5 ) , when n is not known. We also explore tradeoffs between time and power used, and show that to elect a leader in t rounds, a range of possible power levels of size exp(n 1/Θ(t) ) is sufficient and necessary
Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Síður (frá-til)21-28
FræðitímaritTheoretical Computer Science
ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - apr. 2020

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Algorithms
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Tölvunarfræði
  • Reiknirit
  • Þráðlaus kerfi


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