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The broadcasting protocol can dramatically affect the performance of Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs). Proper use of a counter-based scheme can reduce the number of rebroadcasts and hence reduce the chance of contention and collision among neighbouring nodes. While most previous studies have used a fixed counter-based threshold value irrespective of node/network status, this research argues that one-hop neighbourhood information could be used to dynamically estimate more suitable threshold and RAD values of the traditional counter based at a given node. This is done based on locally available information and without requiring any assistance of distance measurements or exact location determination devices.
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