The instances are derived from 3D placement of unmanned aerial vehicles used for multi-target surveillance, as tested by Burdakov et al. (2014) liu.diva-portal.org. While the number of terminals is relatively small, the amount of nodes and especially arcs is tremendous.

The original data sets are from the liu.diva-portal.org.

The files can be found in the download section.

Name | |V| | |E| | |T| | DC | Opt |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

The column **DC** classifies the difficulty of the instance.

- L
- Solvable by usage of local preprocessing. Typical examples are the SD-Test, BD-n Tests and FST computations. Neither a global upper nor lower bound needs to be computed.
- P
- Solvable by polynomial time algorithms, like dual ascent in combination with primal heuristic, a integral LP formulation or advanced preprocessing like reduced cost criteria or the RCR-Test.
- NP
- No polynomial time algorithm is known. Use of an exponential time enumeration sceme like Branch-and-Bound is neccessary.

The letter after class gives an impression how long it takes to solve
the problem using state-of-the-art soft- and hardware.
**s**ecounds means less than a minute (this includes
instances which can be solved in fractions of a second).
**m**inutes means less than an hour. **h**ours is less than a
day and **d**ays is less than a week. **w**eeks mean it takes
really a long time to solve this instance.
**?** means the instance is not solved or the time is not known.

If the number in the **Opt** column is written in *italics*
the optimum is not known. The number given is the best know upper bound.

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