FNMGSDP : An optimized group-based service discovery protocol for MANETs

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-162
Journal / PublicationWireless Personal Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


The ability to discover services offered in MANETs (Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks) is a major prerequisite for effective usability of MANETs. GSD (Group-based Service Discovery) protocol is a typical service discovery protocol for MANETs. However, its packet overhead is high due to its much redundant packet transmissions. Some previous works improve GSD at the expense of slightly larger cache size and packet size. However, the added information can be used to improve protocol performance further. In this paper, FNMGSDP (Forward Node Minimization enhanced Group-based Service Discovery Protocol) is proposed to minimize the number of next hop nodes when forwarding request packets by exhaustively utilize the information in Service Information Cache. Simulation results confirm the superiority of FNMGSDP over GSD and its two enhanced versions. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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  • MANET, NP-complete, Service discovery protocol

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