Accession Number:

ADA522649

Title:

Multicasting Within Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE