Reliable gossip-based broadcast protocol in mobile ad hoc networks

Guojun Wang, Dingzhu Lu, Weijia Jia, Jiannong Cao

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Based on existing reliable broadcast protocols in MANETs, we propose a novel reliable broadcast protocol that uses clustering technique and gossip methodology. We combine local retransmission and gossip mechanisms to provide reliability in MANETs. The proposed protocol can dynamically change system parameters for reliable broadcast communication in order to improve the adaptability in the rapidly changing network environment. In our proposed protocol, the adaptive gossip probability is explored to make the protocol insensitive to changing environment. In sparse or boundary areas, a large gossip probability is adopted in order to improve the reliability; while in dense or inner areas, a small gossip probability is used to alleviate the contention and collision. Theoretical analysis shows that the proposed protocol has high delivery ratio and low end-to-end delay for broadcasting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks - First International Conference, MSN 2005, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event1st International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2005 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 13 Dec 200515 Dec 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3794 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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