<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8258</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Abdulai,J.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Ould-Khaoua,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Mackenzie,L.M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Bani-Yassein,M.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2006</YEAR><TITLE>On the Forwarding Probability for On-Demand Probabilistic Route Discovery in MANETs</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>The 7th Annual PostGraduate Symposium on The Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting (PGNet 2006)</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><PAGES>120 - 125</PAGES><LABEL>Abdulai:2006:8258</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>probabilistic</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>Probabilistic flooding is one of the broadcasting schemes that have recieved much attention from the research community. Most existing research of probabilistic broadcasting has focused on optimising pure probabilistic flooding with comparatively little activities in its application in practical and important areas such as route discovery. In this paper, we investigate the optimal forward probability for on-demand route discovery in a well-known MANETs routing protocol, namely AODV. The simulation results reveal important relationships between the forwarding probability and the performance of on-demand routing protocols. These results are useful for optimally setting the forwarding probabilities when designing efficient on-demand route discovery algorithms.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>