Analysis of two ad hoc broadcasting protocols

Hao Zhang, Zhong Ping Jiang

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Broadcasting techniques are employed in route discovery procedure in on-demand routing protocols such as DSR and AODV. The traditional broadcasting method 'flooding' is not suitable for large heavy-loaded ad hoc networks. Numerous protocols have been proposed to save wireless network capacity and avoid packets collisions. Ns-2 simulations have been used widely to compare the performance of these protocols in various situations. Sometimes it is difficult to measure the efficiency of the protocols based only on simulation results because usually they cannot cover all the possible situations especially for random networks and random schemes. With rigorous theoretic analysis, we may achieve statistic results which can be used to choose proper parameters (such as threshold values in some schemes) for optimal performance. In this paper, we analyze two popular ad hoc broadcasting protocols in grid networks. The results show the relation between protocol efficiency and selection of the parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2004
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780383443
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2004 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2004Mar 25 2004


Other2004 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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