Date Added: May 2010
Routing the packets efficiently in mobile ad hoc network does not have end to end paths. Multiple copies are forwarded from the source to the destination. To deal with such networks, researches introduced flooding based routing schemes which leads to high probability of delivery. But the flooding based routing schemes suffered with contention and large delays. Here the proposed protocol "Spray Select Focus", sprays a few message copies into the network, neighbors receives a copy and by that relay nodes authors are choosing the shortest route and then route that copy towards the destination. Previous works assumption is that there is no contention and dead ends.