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In this paper, the authors present a novel routing algorithm (called BLR: Beacon-Less Routing Algorithm) for mobile ad-hoc networks in which nodes are not required to have information about neighboring nodes, neither about their positions nor even about their existence. If a node has a packet to transmit, it just broadcasts the packet. Only nodes within a certain area are potentially allowed to forward the packet. Each of these nodes introduces an additional delay depending on its position before forwarding the packet. One node eventually transmits first; the other nodes detect this subsequent forwarding of the same packet and abandon their scheduled transmission.
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