Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Broadcasting is a fundamental data dissemination mechanism for route detection, address resolution and many other network related services in Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs). Although flooding is the simplest mechanism for broadcasting, where each node retransmits every individually received message exactly once, it is usually expensive and results in rigorous redundancy, contention and collisions in the network. These problems are widely referred to as the broadcast storm problem. Hence, an effective broadcasting scheme is essential in MANETs to transmit a data packet from the sender to the rest of the network nodes.