Algorithms on Minimizing the Maximum Sensor Movement for Barrier Coverage of a Linear Domain

  • Danny Z. Chen
  • Yan Gu
  • Jian Li
  • Haitao Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7357)


In this paper, we study the problem of moving n sensors on a line to form a barrier coverage of a specified segment of the line such that the maximum moving distance of the sensors is minimized. Previously, it was an open question whether this problem on sensors with arbitrary sensing ranges is solvable in polynomial time. We settle this open question positively by giving an O(n 2lognloglogn) time algorithm. Further, if all sensors have the same-size sensing range, we give an O(nlogn) time algorithm, which improves the previous best O(n 2) time solution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny Z. Chen
    • 1
  • Yan Gu
    • 2
  • Jian Li
    • 3
  • Haitao Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS)Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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