In this paper we deal with the minimum power multicasting (MPM) problem in wireless ad-hoc networks. By using an appropriate choice of the decision variables and by exploiting the topological properties of the problem, we are able to define an original formulation based on a Set Covering model. Moreover, we propose for its solution two exact procedures that include a preprocessing technique that reduces the huge number of the model's constraints. We also report some experimental results carried out on a set of randomly generated test problems.
- Multicast problem
- Set Covering problem
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management Science and Operations Research