Cai K.-Y.,Beihang University |
Cao J.,State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Systems and Technology |
Dong Z.,CAS Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science |
Liu K.,CAS Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science |
Zhao Q.,State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Systems and Technology
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications | Year: 2011
Broadcasting is a fundamental operation in Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) whereby a source node transmits a message that is to be disseminated to all the nodes in the network. This paper shows that for several classes of MANETs with distinct topologies, the broadcasting behavior of probabilistic flooding in a network and that of blind flooding in the network possess a single mathematical form of equation under certain conditions. That is, the principle of relativity can be observed in MANETs. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.