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Two-floodlight illumination of convex polygons

  • V. Estivill-Castro
  • J. Urrutia
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 955)

Abstract

A floodlight of size α is a light source that projects light in a cone of size α. In this paper we study the problem of illuminating a convex polygon using floodlights. We give an O(n2) time algorithm to find an optimal pair of floodlights to illuminate a convex polygon P with n vertices; that is a pair of floodlights to illuminate a convex polygon in such a way that the sum of their sizes is minimized. When our polygon is cocircular (i.e. all of the vertices of P lie on a circle) such a pair of floodlights can be found in linear time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Estivill-Castro
    • 1
  • J. Urrutia
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio Nacional de Informática AvanzadaXalapa, VeracruzMéxico
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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