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Message Stability and Reliable Broadcasts in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Kulpreet Singh
  • Andronikos Nedos
  • Gregor Gärtner
  • Siobhán Clarke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3738)

Abstract

Many to many reliable broadcast is useful while building distributed services like group membership and agreement in a MANET. Efforts in implementing reliable broadcast optimised for MANETs have resulted in new protocols that reduce the number of transmissions required to achieve reliable broadcast. A practical implementation of reliable broadcasts requires the ability to detect message stability, and there is still a need to develop protocols that efficiently support message stability determination in a MANET. In this paper we describe such a protocol that is independent of the broadcast optimisation being used, and focuses on providing efficient message stability. As the main idea of the protocol, we define a message dependency relationship and use this relationship to implement reliable broadcast as well as message stability detection. Simulations for mobile and static scenarios show our protocol has only a minimal performance degradation with node mobility.

Keywords

message stability reliable broadcast MANET 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kulpreet Singh
    • 1
  • Andronikos Nedos
    • 1
  • Gregor Gärtner
    • 1
  • Siobhán Clarke
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems GroupTrinity CollegeDublinIreland

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