Simplified Multicast Forwarding in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIV
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We implemented a working IP multicast forwarding prototype for use in mobile ad hoc networks MANETs based upon flooding mechanisms. We present the design of a working experimental prototype and some initial performance results using the NRL mobile network emulation system and various optional flooding approaches within the design framework. In addition, we present supplemental analytical examination of several implemented flooding algorithms for MANET environments and discuss related performance tradeoffs. We conclude by presenting further technical considerations and future work issues.
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Radio Communications
- Non-Radio Communications