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Efficient Broadcasting Using Network Coding and Directional Antennas in MANETs

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Efficient Broadcasting Using Network Coding and Directional Antennas in MANETs
—In this paper, we consider the issue of efficient broadcasting in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) using network coding and directional antennas. Network coding-based broadcasting focuses on reducing the number of transmissions each forwarding node performs in the multiple source/multiple message broadcast application, where each forwarding node combines some of the received messages for transmission. With the help of network coding, the total number of transmissions can be reduced compared to broadcasting using the same forwarding nodes without coding. We exploit the usage of directional antennas to network coding-based broadcasting to further reduce energy consumption. A node equipped with directional antennas can divide the omnidirectional transmission range into several sectors and turn some of them on for transmission. In the proposed scheme using a directional antenna, forwarding nodes selected locally only need to transmit broadcast messages, original or coded, to restricted s...
Shuhui Yang, Jie Wu
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TPDS
Authors Shuhui Yang, Jie Wu
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