Surrounding Nodes in Coordinate-Free Networks [chapter]

R. Ghrist, D. Lipsky, S. Poduri, G. Sukhatme
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics  
Consider a network of nodes in the plane whose locations are unknown but which establish communication links based on proximity. We solve the following problems: given a node in the network, (1) determine if a given cycle surrounds the node; and (2) find some cycle that surrounds the node. The only localization capabilities assumed are unique IDs with binary proximity measure, and, in some cases, cyclic orientation of neighbors. We give complete algorithms for finding and verifying surrounding
more » ... ycles when cyclic orientation data is available. We also provide an efficient but non-complete algorithm in the case where angular data is not available.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-68405-3_26 fatcat:g7hdri2wzfgltf63ilschsewz4