Multicasting Within Mobile Ad hoc Networks
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The development of mobile ad hoc networking MANET technology for DoD use presents formidable challenges. The Naval Research Laboratory NRL has been a technology leader in the conception, development, and standardization of MANET technologies. MANET technology is evolving and will allow future DoD network systems to self-organize and operate more autonomously without reliance upon a fixed infrastructure. Despite recent advances in this technology, there remains little work in adapting or standardizing multicasting forwarding in MANET. Multicasting provides efficient network group communications, a feature important in future DoD tactical edge and network-centric scenarios. This article briefly describes recent NRL work advancing the state of the art in multicast forwarding capabilities for MANETs.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems