Mobilityaware mesh construction algorithm for low data overhead in multicast ad hoc routing
- Journal of Communications and Networks (JNC),
Most of the previous efforts regarding multicast routing in MANETs, have been devoted to the provision of low-control overhead protocols, being able to maximize the packet delivery ratio. In multicast routing, the non-optimality of the forwarding structure can also lead to transmission of additional data packets (compared to the minimum required). We call those additional data packets data-overhead. In this paper, we present a counter-based forwarding elimination scheme, being able to reduce that overhead depending upon the mobility of the nodes. Our results show that this approach is able to enhance the bandwidth consumption of mesh-based multicast ad hoc routing protocols while maintaining nearly the same packet delivery ratio.