Efficient broadcast with forward node set in clustered mobile ad hoc networks

Wei Lou, Jie Wu

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Abstract

The clustered architecture of a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) has the virtue of keeping the node information locally which is suitable for scalability. Reducing broadcast redundancy can avoid the broadcast storm problem and save scarce resources such as bandwidth and energy. We propose an approach that chooses a subset of nodes, called forward node set, to relay the broadcast packet. Each clusterhead computes its forward node set that connects its adjacent clusterheads. A non-clusterhead node just relays the broadcast packet if it is selected as a forward node or else it does nothing. Therefore, the broadcast operation can be restricted only to clusterheads and nodes in locally selected forward node sets. We also utilize the information of clusterheads that are piggybacked with the broadcast packet to further reduce each forward node set. Simulation shows its performance improvement against other broadcast algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2002
PublisherIEEE
Pages398-403
Number of pages6
Volume2002-January
ISBN (Electronic)078037553X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2002 - Miami, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 200216 Oct 2002

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami
Period14/10/0216/10/02

Keywords

  • Bandwidth
  • Base stations
  • Broadcasting
  • Clustering algorithms
  • Intelligent networks
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Protocols
  • Relays
  • Scalability
  • Storms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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