Fully-distributed multicast routing protocol for IEEE 802.15.8 peer-aware communications

Jeongseok Yu, Taejin Kim, Woongsoo Na, Hyoungchel Bae, Yunseong Lee, Juho Lee, Zeynep Vatandas, Sungrae Cho, Junbeom Hur

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IEEE 802.15 task group 8 (IEEE 802.15.8) has been recently chartered to define PHY and MAC mechanism for wireless personal area networks (WPAN) peer aware communications (PAC) optimized for peer to peer and infrastructureless communications with fully distributed coordination. The most promising services created by IEEE 802.15.8 would be multicast communication with simultaneous membership in multiple groups, typically up to 10, in dense network topology. Most existing multicast techniques in mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) have relied upon a central coordinator to manage its multicast group and thus cannot be used for fully-distributed PAC networks. In this paper, we propose a graph-based multicast routing protocol referred to as fully-distributed multicast routing protocol (FDMRP) for IEEE 802.15.8 PAC networks. The FDMRP minimizes routing table entries and thus reduces control message overhead for its multicast group management. To balance the control message, all nodes in the network have a similar number of routing entries to manage nodes in a same multicast group. To measure the effectiveness of the proposed FDMRP against the ODMRP [10], we evaluated performance by OPNET simulator. Performance evaluation shows that the FDMRP shows less control message overhead and multicast group join latency than the ODMRP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Networking 2014, ICOIN 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479936892
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 28th International Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2014 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2014 Feb 102014 Feb 12

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Networking
ISSN (Print)1976-7684


Other2014 28th International Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2014


  • IEEE 802.15.8
  • mobile ad hoc network
  • multicast routing
  • peer-aware communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems


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