Journal of Computer Science

Range Detection Multicast Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

R. Velumani and K. Duraiswamy

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.579.584

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 4

Pages 579-584


Problem statement: Many efforts have been implemented towards the Group membership management on multicast routing in MANETs, but the difficulties associated with Group membership management are still existed. Approach: Maintaining endurance of Group Leader (GL) in multicasting routing has been a great challenge to all the protocol having been invented so far. Results: This study provides the RDMP algorithm for persistency of Group Leader within the group. Nodes perform very active in exchanging the Data and Control packet when they mobile within the transmission range. Range Detection Multicast Protocol (RDMP) focuses on dynamic topology of nodes and uses detection mechanism based on transmission range within the group. Instead of having a separate external node to monitor on Group leadership, a node within the transmission range acts as a Leadership Track Node (LTN), Group Leader manages the group member with the aid provided by LTN and thus control over head shared among them. LTN keeps track of mobility of Group Leader and send alert message when Group Leader moves out of Transmission range and also holds the list of address of all other Group Leader which are adjacent to it. Routing control packet and data packet are regulated with minimum control over head. Conclusion/Recommendations: Our simulation results under increasing group size demonstrate endurance of Group leader for longer period of time, joining delay for multicast group is very low, normalized control over head and minimizing number of hops in maintain average path length.


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