Journal of Computer Science

A Performance Study of Reactive Multicast Routing Protocols in Virtual Class Room Using Mobile Ad Hoc Network

S. Vijayaragavan, K. Duraiswamy, B. Kalaavathi and S. Madhavi

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2009.788.793

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 5, Issue 11

Pages 788-793

Abstract

Problem statement: A great deal of excitement has recently propelled Mobile Learning to the forefront of educational technology. The exponential growth of mobile technology in the recent years, increase in the availability of high-bandwidth network, advances in wireless technologies and popularity of handheld devices, have opened up new accessibility opportunities for education. Approach: Virtual class room using MANET had been proposed to enhance the m-Learning opportunities in a residential institution. Results: This environment transferred both large and small volume of data to the particular group members. Generally multicasting supports group oriented computing. Such a group oriented service required a suitable multicast routing protocol. Two standard multicast routing protocols were implemented and analyzed for tree (MAODV) and mesh (ODMRP) based approach. The performances of group learning module of VCR had been analyzed using MAODV and ODMRP routing protocols for parameters such as network traffic, the node speed and the network area. Conclusion/Recommendations: Our results showed that many scenarios in VCR environment, MAODV achieved a higher packet delivery ratio than ODMRP.

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© 2009 S. Vijayaragavan, K. Duraiswamy, B. Kalaavathi and S. Madhavi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.