Bi-connectivity, k-connectivity and Multipoint Relays

Laurent Viennot 1 Philippe Jacquet 2
1 GANG - Networks, Graphs and Algorithms
LIAFA - Laboratoire d'informatique Algorithmique : Fondements et Applications, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt
2 HIPERCOM - High performance communication
Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, X - École polytechnique, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR
Abstract : Multipoint relays were introduced to optimize flooding in ad hoc networks. They are also used to determine a sub-topology containing shortest paths in the OLSR routing protocol. We show that a generalized version of multipoint relays can be used to construct a sub-topology preserving bi-connectivity and more generally $k$-connectivity. Moreover, we show that the multipoint relay structure is intrinsic to any sub-topology with similar properties.
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Laurent Viennot, Philippe Jacquet. Bi-connectivity, k-connectivity and Multipoint Relays. [Research Report] RR-6169, INRIA. 2007, pp.9. ⟨inria-00142851v2⟩

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