The Continuous Linked Structure Flooding in MANET
In some applications for ad-hoc networks optimal dissemination is a key issue (e.g. service discovery, network management). In this paper, the authors are creating and exploiting continuous (sub) structures to achieve an efficient (as far as low network resource usage is concerned) dissemination by building a two-layer protocol. Firstly, single-hop clusters, among continuous-connected devices, are created. Secondly, on top of those clusters, Inter-Cluster Relays (ICR) are determined. This leads to an overall continuous-connected structure. The results show that the proposed Continuous Linked Structure Flooding (CLSF) protocol efficiently disseminates data among continuous nodes.