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End to End Delay Improvement in Heterogeneous Multicast Network using Genetic Optimization

V. Chandrasekar1 and K. Baskaran2
  • 1 Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Enginering College, India
  • 2 Government College of Technology, India
Journal of Computer Science
Volume 8 No. 9, 2012, 1514-1519


Submitted On: 11 March 2012 Published On: 13 August 2012

How to Cite: Chandrasekar, V. & Baskaran, K. (2012). End to End Delay Improvement in Heterogeneous Multicast Network using Genetic Optimization. Journal of Computer Science, 8(9), 1514-1519.


Problem statement: Multicast is a concept of group communication which refers to transmitting the same data or messages from a source to multiple destinations in the network. This one-to-many group communication is a generalization of the concepts of one-to-one unicast and one-to-all broadcast. To deliver data from the sender to all receivers efficiently, routing plays an important role in multicast communication. In QoS multicast, every receiver must receive the data within their own specified QoS constraints. This becomes challenging especially if the network is a heterogeneous network made up of wired and wireless devices. Approach: This study investigates the performance of Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) protocol in a heterogeneous network running an video conferencing application and proposes an enhanced routing protocol using Genetic Optimizing techniques to improve QOS parameters in the wireless part. Results and Conclusion: Extensive simulations were carried out using the proposed technique and existing PIM-SM. The proposed optimization technique not only improves the throughput of the network but also decreased the end to end delay.

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  • Protocol independent multicast-sparse mode
  • wireless network
  • heterogeneous network
  • genetic algorithm