Energy-Efficient Cluster Head Selection via Quantum Approximate Optimization

Jaeho Choi, Seunghyeok Oh, Joongheon Kim
2020 Electronics  
This paper proposes an energy-efficient cluster head selection method in the wireless ad hoc network by using a hybrid quantum-classical approach. The wireless ad hoc network is divided into several clusters via cluster head selection, and the performance of the network topology depends on the distribution of these clusters. For an energy-efficient network topology, none of the selected cluster heads should be neighbors. In addition, all the selected cluster heads should have high
more » ... high energy-consumption efficiency. Accordingly, an energy-efficient cluster head selection policy can be defined as a maximum weight independent set (MWIS) formulation. The cluster head selection policy formulated with MWIS is solved by using the quantum approximate optimization algorithm (QAOA), which is a hybrid quantum-classical algorithm. The accuracy of the proposed energy-efficient cluster head selection via QAOA is verified via simulations.
doi:10.3390/electronics9101669 fatcat:w53y54cz7zh7plcrebarqhx5mq