Date Added: May 2012
Broadcasting also called as flooding is one of the earliest research interests in mobile Ad hoc networking. The main objective of broadcasting scheme is to avoid broadcast storm problem, provide good network performance and scalability. Existing probabilistic scheme consider only one parameter such as network density, node location or counter value in calculating probability value for broadcasting. These probability scheme cannot change their broadcasting approach even though the objectives of the system may change based on node characteristics or network conditions. There are no probabilistic broadcasting schemes which consider multiple parameters for determining the probability to broadcast.