Lower Bounds for Identifying Codes in some Infinite Grids

  • Ryan Martin
  • Brendon Stanton


An $r$-identifying code on a graph $G$ is a set $C\subset V(G)$ such that for every vertex in $V(G)$, the intersection of the radius-$r$ closed neighborhood with $C$ is nonempty and unique. On a finite graph, the density of a code is $|C|/|V(G)|$, which naturally extends to a definition of density in certain infinite graphs which are locally finite. We present new lower bounds for densities of codes for some small values of $r$ in both the square and hexagonal grids.

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