A graph theoretic approach to the optimal slot utilization problem for naval communication networks

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Authors
Bell, Pamela K.
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Rasmussen, Craig W.
Date of Issue
1992-06
Date
Jun-92
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
Abstract
This paper approaches the optimal slot utilization problem in a Naval Battle Group by modelling ships capable of transmitting on a particular frequency as vertices in a graph, and the relationships between them as edges in that graph. We then analyze the structure of the resultant graph and find an upper bound on the chromatic number of its conflict graph to take into account all possible patterns of interference in determining the minimum number of time slots required, thereby allowing efficient and effective net throughput. Our results include the identification of specific types of graphs in which an exact solution is possible based upon the maximum degree of all vertices in the graph, as well as an algorithm for general graphs which will identify an upper bound on the chromatic number of their conflict graph. Original results are proven, and analysis and examples of the algorithm are provided.
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Mathematics
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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vii, 51 p.: ill.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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