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dc.contributor.authorIu, Ming-Yeeen 14:25:10 (GMT) 14:25:10 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractAn ad hoc network is a collection of mobile wireless devices that cooperate with each other to route packets amongst themselves. The main difficulty in designing routing algorithms for such a network is the large number of topology changes that the network undergoes due to device movement. Selective flooding is a routing technique that is more resilient to topology changes than traditional algorithms but is more bandwidth efficient than pure flooding. An on-demand selective flooding algorithm has been designed and tested on the ns-2 simulator. In scenarios involving a large number of topology changes, selective flooding outperforms other ad hoc network routing techniques. Unfortunately, selective flooding is much more bandwidth hungry and is unable to scale to handle reasonable traffic loads. Interestingly, the analysis of selective flooding reveals major problems with traditional ad hoc networking techniques. Many current algorithms demonstrate shortcomings when dealing with bursty traffic, and current wireless hardware cannot handle ad hoc networking traffic in an efficient manner. These issues need to be addressed before ad hoc networking technology can become feasible for widespread use.en
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dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.rightsCopyright: 2002, Iu, Ming-Yee. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectComputer Scienceen
dc.subjectad hoc networksen
dc.subjectwireless networksen
dc.subjectpacket routingen
dc.subjectselective floodingen
dc.titleSelective Flooding in Ad Hoc Networksen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalseen of Computer Scienceen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Mathematicsen

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