We investigate the relationships between various sum of squares (SOS) and semidefinite programming (SDP) relaxations for the sensor network localization problem. In particular, we show that Biswas and Ye's SDP relaxation is equivalent to the degree one SOS relaxation of Kim et al. We also show that Nie's sparse-SOS relaxation is stronger than the edge-based semidefinite programming (ESDP) relaxation, and that the trace test for accuracy, which is very useful for SDP and ESDP relaxations, can be extended to the sparse-SOS relaxation.
Submitted to Computational Optimization and its Applications
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