Date Added: May 2010
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a wireless network that does not rely on any fixed infrastructure (i.e., routing facilities, such as wired networks and access points), and whose nodes must coordinate among themselves to determine connectivity and routing. The broadcast can target a portion of the network (e.g. gathering neighborhood information), or the entire network (e.g., discovering routes on demand). Broadcasting of signaling and data in MANETs raise redundant transmission of control packets to overcome these problems the authors applied dominating set and Adaptive Partial Dominating (APDP) approach to existing routing protocols such as Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV).