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Structured Hypergraphs in Cellular Mobile Communication Systems
  • Ashwin Ganesan
Ashwin Ganesan

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An open problem is to extend the results in the literature on unit disk graphs to  hypergraph models.  Motivated by recent results that the worst-case performance of the distributed maximal scheduling algorithm is characterized by the interference degree of the hypergraph, in the present work we investigate properties of the interference degree of the hypergraph and the structure of hypergraphs arising from physical constraints.  We show that the problem of computing the interference degree of a hypergraph is NP-hard and we prove some properties and results concerning this hypergraph invariant.  We then investigate which hypergraphs are realizable, i.e. which hypergraphs arise in practice, based on physical constraints, as the interference model of a wireless network.  In particular, given the results on the worst-case performance of the maximal scheduling algorithm, a question that arises naturally is: what is the maximal value of $r$ such that the hypergraph $K_{1,r}$ is realizable?  We show that this value is $r=4$.