Title: Exploring optimised route selection strategy in tree- and mesh-based multicast routing in MANETs

Authors: E. Baburaj, V. Vasudevan

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, RMD Engineering College, Chennai 601206, India. ' Department of Information Technology, Kalasalingam University, Srivilliputhor 626190, India

Abstract: Mobile ad hoc networks are collections of mobile nodes with dynamism forming a momentary network, with no pre-existing network infrastructure or centralised administration. Disaster relief, education and armed forces are widespread situations where mobile nodes need to communicate in areas without any pre-existing infrastructure. Multicast routing protocols outperform the basic broadcast routing by giving out the resources along general links while sending information to a set of multiple destinations. As the network topology is dynamic, optimised routing protocols are needed for communication proficiency. This paper explores the intelligent Genetic Algorithm (GA)-based on-demand multicast routing protocol and GA-based multicast ad hoc on-demand distance vector protocol which improve the control overheads and packet delivery ratio in the routing messages.

Keywords: multicasting; multicast routing protocols; MANETs; mobile ad hoc networks; ODMRP; on-demand multicast routing protocol; MAODV; multicast ad hoc on-demand distance vector protocol; GAs; genetic algorithms; mobile networks; control overheads; packet delivery ratio.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2009.026594

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2009 Vol.35 No.2/3/4, pp.174 - 182

Available online: 20 Jun 2009 *

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