5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet

Research Article

A ferry scheme for geocast in MANETs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8504,
        author={Ting Wang and Chor Ping Low},
        title={A ferry scheme for geocast in MANETs},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet},
        keywords={Mobile Ad Hoc Network Geographical Multicast Ferry Scheme Inter-Arrival Time Distributed Scheme GeoFerry},
  • Ting Wang
    Chor Ping Low
    Year: 2010
    A ferry scheme for geocast in MANETs
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8504
Ting Wang1, Chor Ping Low1
  • 1: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


In this paper, we propose a fully distributed scheme that uses a subset of nodes, namely ferries, to perform geographical broadcast tasks in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET). This scheme, referred to as the GeoFerry scheme, is to the best of our knowledge, one of the first scheme which adopts the deployment of ferries to address the geocast problem. Based on a theoretical analysis of the time intervals between the nodes' consecutive arrivals in a particular area in the network, we further improved the performance of the GeoFerry scheme by reducing the overall delay. Extensive simulations are carried out to validate the theory and the performance of our proposed scheme.