A small polygon is a polygon of unit diameter. The maximal perimeter and the maximal width of a convex small polygon with $n=2^s$ vertices are not known when $s \ge 4$. In this paper, we construct a family of convex small $n$-gons, $n=2^s$ and $s\ge 3$, and show that the perimeters and the widths obtained cannot be improved for large $n$ by more than $a/n^6$ and $b/n^4$ respectively, for certain positive constants $a$ and $b$. In addition, assuming that a conjecture of Mossinghoff is true, we formulate the maximal perimeter problem as a nonlinear optimization problem involving trigonometric functions and, for $n=2^s$ with $3 \le s\le 7$, we provide global optimal solutions.
Christian Bingane. Tight bounds on the maximal perimeter and the maximal width of convex small polygons. Technical Report G-2020-53, Les cahiers du GERAD, 2020.