A Novel Rebroadcast Technique for Reducing Routing Overhead In Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
In Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), the network topology changes frequently and unpredictably due to the arbitrary mobility of nodes. This feature leads to frequent path failures and route reconstructions, which causes an increase in the routing control overhead. The overhead of a route discovery cannot be neglected. Thus, it is imperative to reduce the overhead of route discovery in the design of routing protocols of MANETs. One of the fundamental challenges of MANETs is the design of dynamic routing protocols with good performance and less overhead.