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Flooding Schemes for Clustered Ad Hoc Networks
Kenichi MASE Yoshiyuki WADA Nobuhito MORI Keisuke NAKANO Masakazu SENGOKU
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2002/03/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
ad hoc network, flooding, clustering, gateway selection,
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This paper presents novel flooding schemes for wireless mobile ad hoc networks. Clustering of nodes is assumed as a basic ad hoc network structure. GWF (Gateway Forwarding) and SGF (Selected Gateway Forwarding) are presented based on clustering. A new protocol, termed FGS (Flooding Gateway Selection) protocol, between a cluster head and its gateways to realize SGF is presented. It is shown that SGF significantly improves the packet delivery performance in ad hoc networks by reducing flooding traffic.