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Broadcasting is a technique used for distribution of control packets in mobile ad hoc networks. Several broadcast schemes were proposed in the literature, among which is the counter-based scheme. However, performance analyses of these schemes were mostly conducted using simulation. Thus, little work has been done on mathematical modeling and rigorous analysis of these schemes. In this paper, an analytical model for counter-based broadcast scheme has been proposed which can accurately predict the retransmission probability. Similarly, the authors' results revealed that the choice of the threshold value affect both the saved rebroadcast and reachability.
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