### Abstract

The broadcast is a fundamental operation in computer and communication networks. We study broadcast in multiradio multichannel multi-hop wireless networks. Suppose through configuration, each node is already assigned with a transmission power level and a set of radio channels for receiving and forwarding data. Our problem is to select a forward scheme for broadcasting from a given source node and to minimize total energy consumption. This is a known NP-hard minimization problem. In this paper, we construct a polynomial-time (1.35 + ε)(1+ln(n-1))-approximation algorithm where n is the number of nodes in given network and ε is any positive constant. We also show that there is no polynomial-time (ρ ln n)-approximation for 0 < ρ < 1 unless NP ⊆ DTIME(n ^{O(log log n)}).

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | 2012 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM, INFOCOM 2012 |

Pages | 1907-1915 |

Number of pages | 9 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2012 |

Event | IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States Duration: 2012 Mar 25 → 2012 Mar 30 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM |
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ISSN (Print) | 0743-166X |

### Other

Other | IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2012 |
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Country | United States |

City | Orlando, FL |

Period | 12/3/25 → 12/3/30 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computer Science(all)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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*2012 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM, INFOCOM 2012*(pp. 1907-1915). [6195566] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2012.6195566