A Family of Encounter-Based Broadcast Protocols for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

  • D. E. Cooper
  • P. Ezhilchelvan
  • I. Mitrani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3427)


A family of message propagation protocols for highly mobile ad-hoc networks is defined, and is studied analytically and by simulation. The coverage of a message (the fraction of nodes that receive it), can be made arbitrarily close to 1, at a moderate cost of extra message traffic. Under certain simplifying assumptions, it is shown that a high coverage is achieved by making a total of O(n ln n) broadcasts, where n is the number of nodes, and the time to propagate a message is O(ln n). The effect of various parameters on the protocol performance is examined.


Ad-hoc networks message propagation broadcasting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Cooper
    • 1
  • P. Ezhilchelvan
    • 1
  • I. Mitrani
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing ScienceUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneU.K.

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