A multi-source multicast routing protocol for ad-hoc networks

Hyun Jeong Kang, Mee Jeong Lee

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We propose a multicast routing protocol for ad-hoc networks, which is particularly efficient for multi-source multicast transmissions. The proposed protocol designates one or more sources as the core sources. A tree that is rooted at a core source and reaches all the destinations of the multicast group is formed for each core source. The union of these trees constitutes the data delivery mesh, and each of the non-core sources finds the nearest core source in order to delegate its data delivery. The data delivery mesh is periodically reconfigured through the control message flooding initiated from the core sources. A local mesh recovery mechanism is also deployed to complement the periodic mesh reconfiguration. Our simulation results show that the proposed protocol achieves high multicast efficiency with low communication overhead compared with the other existing multicast routing protocols especially when there are multiple sources in the multicast group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Networking
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Communications Technologies and Network Applications - International Conference, ICOIN 2002, Revised Papers
EditorsIlyoung Chong
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)3540442553, 9783540442554
StatePublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002 - Cheju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 30 Jan 20021 Feb 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityCheju Island

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