A flooding based routing algorithm for mobile ad hoc networks [Gezgin tasarsiz a?lar için taşirma tabanli yönlendirme yordami]
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Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are videly in use in rescue, military operations, scientific and business areas. Many studies are addressed in MANETs because of their need to long lasting liveness, fault tolerance, dynamic addressing, collusion prevention, mobility management and security. Especially, self clustering, backbone construction and routing are the most interesting academic and industrial research areas in MANETs. A wide range of studies addressed the routing problem in MANETs. Many previous studies address the clustering and routing problems as seperate subjects. However, routing approaches which are specific to the clustering methodologies may have many advantages in terms of efficiency and availability. In this study, a flooding based routing algorithm is proposed. First, a detailed description of the algorithm is explained, then the analysis and test results using the ns2 simulator are given which show that the designed algorithm is scalable and has favorable performance. ©2008 IEEE.