Title: A novel Delay-Based Multicast Routing Protocol in ad hoc wireless networks

Authors: Wu-Hsiao Hsu, Jenhui Chen, Sheng-Cheng Yeh

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Ming Chuan University, 333 Taoyuan, Taiwan. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University, 333 Taoyuan, Taiwan. ' Department of Computer and Communications Engineering, Ming Chuan University, 333 Taoyuan, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper proposes a Delay-Based Multicast Routing Protocol (DBMRP) for multicast transmissions in ad hoc wireless networks. The DBMRP uses an on-demand, source-based multicast routing protocol, which is based on the tree forwarding methodology. The queuing delay and link delay of each visited mobile node are used to establish the multicast tree. In addition, DBMRP selects Displacement Nodes (DNs) to reduce the number of control packets when establish the multicast tree. Simulation results demonstrate that DBMRP exhibits good throughput at low mobility, and has the smallest control overhead, which results in better end-to-end delays, as compared to other algorithms.

Keywords: delay-based routing protocols; multicast routing protocols; ad hoc wireless networks; on-demand routing protocols; ad hoc networks; simulation; queuing delays; link delays.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2011.040770

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2011 Vol.7 No.4, pp.211 - 220

Published online: 23 Jun 2011 *

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