John S. Baras


Multicast Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Source Grouped Flooding

Karthikeyan Chandrashekar and John S. Baras

Number: CSHCN TR 2003-6, Year: 2003, Advisor: John S. Baras

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In this paper, we address the multicast routing problem for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). We present the Source Grouped Flooding approach to achieve multicast in MANETs. The protocol creates multiple multicast routes between the source and group members based on hop count distance constraints. We also propose a probabilistic data forwarding mechanism to achieve efficient data dissemination. The protocol aims to achieve the robustness of flooding and data distribution efficiency of tree based protocols. Simulation results verify performance.

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