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A cluster-based QoS multicast routing protocol for scalable MANETs

Qabajeh, Mohammad M. and Hassan Abdalla Hashim, Aisha and Khalifa, Othman Omran and Qabajeh, Liana K. (2011) A cluster-based QoS multicast routing protocol for scalable MANETs. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 5 (4). pp. 741-762. ISSN 1976-7277

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Recently, multicast routing protocols become increasingly important aspect in Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs), as they effectively manage group communications. Meanwhile, multimedia and real-time applications are becoming essential need for users of MANET. Thus it is necessary to design efficient and effective Quality of Service (QoS) multicast routing strategies. In this paper, we address the scalability problem of multicast routing protocols to support QoS over MANETs. In particular, we introduce a Position-Based QoS Multicast Routing Protocol (PBQMRP). Basically, the protocol based on dividing the network area into virtual hexagonal cells. Then, the location information is exploited to perform efficient and scalable route discovery. In comparison with other existing QoS multicast routing protocols, PBQMRP incurs less control packets by eliminating network flooding behavior. Through simulation, the efficiency and scalability of PBQMRP are evaluated and compared with the well-known On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol (ODMRP). Simulation results justify that our protocol has better performance, less control overhead and higher scalability.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2523/5624
Uncontrolled Keywords: MANETs, multicast, routing, position-based, QoS
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Othman O. Khalifa
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 09:06
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 09:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5624

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