Fast deterministic broadcast and gossiping algorithms for mobile ad hoc networks

Koushik Sinha, Suranjan Ghose, Pradip K. Srimani

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We present a mobility resilient deterministic broadcast algorithm with worst-case time complexity of O (n log n) for ad hoc networks where the nodes possess collision detection capabilities; n is the total number of nodes in the network. The algorithm is based on a breadth-first traversal of the network and allows multiple simultaneous transmissions by the nodes. The idea of this broadcast algorithm is then extended to develop a mobility resilient deterministic gossiping algorithm having O (D n log n) worst-case run time (D is the diameter of the network graph), which is an improvement over the existing algorithms. Simulation results show that on an average, the time for completing the broadcast or gossiping is significantly lower than the theoretical worst-case time requirement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-938
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008



  • Ad hoc networks
  • All-to-all broadcast
  • Breadth-first broadcast
  • Deterministic broadcast
  • Gossiping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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