Infrastructure-less multicast protocol in mobile ad-hoc networks

Sanghyun Ahn, Yujin Lim, Wonjun Lee, Eunyong Ha

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Ad-hoc networks have the characteristics of dynamic topology and many applications on ad-hoc networks tend to require group communication capabilities. Previously proposed multicast mechanisms on mobile ad-hoc networks build multicast-infrastructures like the tree or mesh for the group communication and these infrastructures may cause significant overhead especially in a highly dynamic mobile ad-hoc network environment. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a new multicast mechanism supporting multicast services based on only the underlying unicast routing tables, hence any multicast-related infrastructures like trees and meshes are not required to be constructed. As a result, we could achieve better performance in terms of the reliability and the control overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Networking
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Communications Technologies and Network Applications - International Conference, ICOIN 2002, Revised Papers
EditorsIlyoung Chong
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)3540442553, 9783540442554
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002 - Cheju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2002 Jan 302002 Feb 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2002
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityCheju Island

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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