International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
Two main approaches to broadcast packets in wireless ad hoc networks are static and dynamic. In the static approach, algorithms determine the status (forwarding/nonforwarding) of each node proactively based on local topology information and a globally known priority function. In the dynamic approach, local algorithms determine the status of each node based on local topology information and broadcast state information. Using the dynamic approach that local broadcast algorithms can achieve a constant approximation factor to the optimum solution when position information is available.