On Shortest Path Routing Schemes for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

  • Subhankar Dhar
  • Michael Q. Rieck
  • Sukesh Pai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2913)


In this paper, we propose two new distributed algorithms for producing sets of nodes that can be used to form backbones of an ad hoc wireless network. Our focus is on producing small sets that are d-hop connected and d-hop dominating and have a desirable ‘shortest path property’. These algorithms produce sets that are considerably smaller than those produced by an algorithm previously introduced by the authors. One of these two new algorithms has constant-time complexity.


Short Path Bipartite Graph Greedy Algorithm Message Passing Node Pair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhankar Dhar
    • 1
  • Michael Q. Rieck
    • 2
  • Sukesh Pai
    • 3
  1. 1.San Jośe State UniversitySan JośeUSA
  2. 2.Drake University, Des MoinesUSA
  3. 3.Microsoft CorporationMountain ViewUSA

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