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An enhanced broadcasting algorithm in wireless ad-hoc networks

Kim, K-W, Kim, K-K, Han, C-M, Lee, M.M.O. and Kim, Yo-K (2008) An enhanced broadcasting algorithm in wireless ad-hoc networks. In: International Conference on Information Science and Security, ICISS 2008, 10 - 12 January, Seoul pp. 159-163.

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In a multi-hop wireless ad hoc network, broadcasting is an elementar}' operation to support many applications. Broadcasting by flooding may cause serious redundancy, contention, and collision in the network, which is referred to as the broadcast storm problem. Many broadcasting schemes are proposed to give better performance than simple flooding in wireless ad hoc network. How to decide whether rebroadcast or not also poses a dilemma between reachability and efficiency under different host densities. In this paper, we propose enhanced broadcasting schemes, which can reduce rebroadcast packets without loss of reachability. Simulation results show that proposed schemes can offer better reachability as well as efficiency as compared to other previous schemes.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2008 IEEE.
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