Threshold analysis of adjusted counter-based broadcast in MANETs

Al-Humoud, S.O., Mackenzie, L.M., Ould-Khaoua, M. and Abdulai, J. (2008) Threshold analysis of adjusted counter-based broadcast in MANETs. In: Second UKSIM European Symposium on Computer Modeling and Simulation. EMS 2008, Liverpool, England, 8-10 September 2008, pp. 500-505. (doi:10.1109/EMS.2008.35)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMS.2008.35

Abstract

The broadcasting protocol can dramatically affect the performance of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). Proper use of a counter-based scheme can reduce the number of rebroadcasts and hence reduce the chance of contention and collision among neighbouring nodes. While most previous studies have used a fixed counter-based threshold value irrespective of node/network status, this research argues that one-hop neighbourhood information could be used to dynamically estimate more suitable threshold values of the traditional counter based at a given node. This is done based on locally available information and without requiring any assistance of distance measurements or exact location determination devices. Our simulation results show that the new dynamic scheme provides good performance levels compared to the existing solutions.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ould-Khaoua, Dr Mohamed and Mackenzie, Dr Lewis
Authors: Al-Humoud, S.O., Mackenzie, L.M., Ould-Khaoua, M., and Abdulai, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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