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Journal of Engineering Research

, 3:22

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Energy efficient neighbor coverage-based probabilistic rebroadcasting in MANET

  • J. SandeepAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Application, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Bharathiar University
  • , J. Satheesh KumarAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Application, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Bharathiar University Email author 

Abstract

Mobile Ad hoc network is an infrastructureless communication network built with limited resources. Broadcasting mechanisms were used in the network to build a structure that maintains a virtual infrastructure for communications. Mobile ad hoc network has a critical issue of energy efficiency and there is a need of developing an efficient broadcasting model to improve network’s energy efficiency. This paper proposes an enhanced rebroadcasting algorithm, where the decision of rebroadcasting was made for the next level neighbor nodes with immediate or wait state. This approach helps in increasing the speed to cover unreached nodes and reduces number of rebroadcast in the network, which in turn reduces the energy consumption in a network. Simulation results of the proposed approach were analyzed and compared with the existing works. Results proved that the proposed work has higher packet delivery ratio with an average of 99.964 percentage at different pause times. It has also reduced energy consumption of the network to an average of 0.0617 joules for the experimented scenario. Delay in packet transactions was reduced to an average of 0.00634 meters per second in the proposed algorithm.

Keywords:

Broadcasting computer networks mobile ad hoc networks neighborhood based routing protocols