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A survey on probabilistic broadcast schemes for wireless ad hoc networks

Reina, DG and Toral, SL and Johnson, P and Barrero, F (2015) A survey on probabilistic broadcast schemes for wireless ad hoc networks. AD HOC NETWORKS, 25. pp. 263-292. ISSN 1570-8705

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Abstract

Broadcast or flooding is a dissemination technique of paramount importance in wireless ad hoc networks. The broadcast scheme is widely used within routing protocols by a wide range of wireless ad hoc networks such as mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, and wireless sensor networks, and used to spread emergency messages in critical scenarios after a disaster scenario and/or an accidents. As the type broadcast scheme used plays an important role in the performance of the network, it has to be selected carefully. Though several types of broadcast schemes have been proposed, probabilistic broadcast schemes have been demonstrated to be suitable schemes for wireless ad hoc networks due to a range of benefits offered by them such as low overhead, balanced energy consumption, and robustness against failures and mobility of nodes. In the last decade, many probabilistic broadcast schemes have been proposed by researchers. In addition to reviewing the main features of the probabilistic schemes found in the literature, we also present a classification of the probabilistic schemes, an exhaustive review of the evaluation methodology including their performance metrics, types of network simulators, their comparisons, and present some examples of real implementations, in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1005 Communications Technologies, 0805 Distributed Computing, 0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 08:45
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 11:50
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2014.10.001
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2099

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