Improving the performance of counter-based broadcast scheme for mobile ad hoc networks

A. Mohammed, M. Ould-Khaoua, L. M. Mackenzie, J. Abdulai

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Abstract

Flooding is the simplest and most commonly used mechanism for broadcasting in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), where each node retransmits every uniquely received message exactly once. Despite its simplicity, it can result in high redundancy, contention and collision, a phenomenon referred to as the broadcast storm problem. In this paper, we propose an enhanced counter-based scheme to mitigate this problem by incorporating probability concept into counter-based scheme. We evaluate the performance of our scheme by comparing it with flooding, fixed probability and counter-based scheme. The simulation results reveal that the new scheme achieves superior performance in terms of both saved rebroadcast and end to end delay, and reachability comparable to flooding in medium and dense networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSPC 2007 Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications
Pages1403-1406
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, ICSPC 2007 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Nov 14 2007Nov 27 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, ICSPC 2007
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period11/14/0711/27/07

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Keywords

  • Broadcast storm problem
  • Flooding
  • MANETs
  • Reachability
  • Saved rebroadcast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Communication

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Mohammed, A., Ould-Khaoua, M., Mackenzie, L. M., & Abdulai, J. (2007). Improving the performance of counter-based broadcast scheme for mobile ad hoc networks. In ICSPC 2007 Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (pp. 1403-1406). [4728591] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSPC.2007.4728591