Peter Korteweg, a researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, said that the algorithms focus on optimising communication to a central point in wireless networks, for example by minimising processing times and communication costs.
Korteweg explained that an important problem in online networks is the communication of data to a central point in the network.
The quality of the solution depends on several criteria, such as the energy cost for communication and the time needed to collect data.
Korteweg studied subsidiary aspects such as minimising the maximum communication costs, the time needed to collect all data and the processing time of messages.
The scientist then created an algorithm designed to ensure that the communication costs and the message delays deviate as little as possible from the best offline solution.
The research was funded by a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
Dutch algorithm optimises Wi-Fi efficiency
By Robert Jaques on Apr 28, 2008 7:22AM