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1999
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Multicast Operation of the Ad-Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing Protocol

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Multicast Operation of the Ad-Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing Protocol
An ad-hoc network is the cooperative engagement of a collection of typically wireless mobile nodes without the required intervention of any centralized access point or existing infrastructure. To provide optimal communication ability, a routing protocol for such a dynamic self-starting network must be capable of unicast, broadcast, and multicast. In this paper we extend Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing AODV, an algorithm for the operation of such ad-hoc networks, to o er novel multicast capabilities which follow naturally from the way AODV establishes unicast routes. AODV builds multicast trees as needed i.e., on-demand to connect multicast group members. Control of the multicast tree is distributed so that there is no single point of failure. AODV provides loop-free routes for both unicast and multicast, even while repairing broken links. We include an evaluation methodology and simulation results to validate the correct and e cient operation of the AODV algorithm.
Elizabeth M. Belding-Royer, Charles E. Perkins
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where MOBICOM
Authors Elizabeth M. Belding-Royer, Charles E. Perkins
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