Localization and identification in networks using robust identifying codes

Moshe Laifenfeld
2008 2008 Information Theory and Applications Workshop  
Many practical problems in networks such as fault detection and diagnosis, location detection, environmental monitoring, etc, require to identify specific nodes or links based on a set of observations, which size is a subject of optimization. In this paper we focus on a combinatorial approach to these problems, which is closely related to coding techniques, and specifically to identifying codes. The identifying code problem for a given graph involves finding a minimum set of vertices whose
more » ... borhoods uniquely overlap at any given graph vertex. In this paper we show efficient reductions between the identifying code problem and well-known covering problems, resulting in a tight hardness of approximation result and provable good centralized and distributed approximations. We further provide empirical and theoretical results on identifying codes in random networks and efficient constructions of these codes in infinite grids.
doi:10.1109/ita.2008.4601043 fatcat:rsyl7l745zcixjl7orxwipdrxy