Reliable and Efficient Broadcasting in Asymmetric Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Minimized Forward Node List Algorithm

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Wireless ad hoc networks, also called Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs) are collections of autonomous mobile nodes or terminals that communicate with each other by forming a multi-hop wireless radio network. Each node in a MANET can act as both a host and a router to receive and forward packets and it can randomly move around, leave the network or switch off. Network wide broadcasting is a fundamental operation in ad hoc networks. In broadcasting, a source node sends a message to all the other nodes in the network.