Issue No. 02 - February (2004 vol. 37)
Li Xiao , Michigan State University
Abhishek Patil , Michigan State University
Yunhao Liu , Michigan State University
Lionel M. Ni , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Abdol-Hossein Esfahanian , Michigan State University
<p>Many proposed routing protocols for manets require nodes to maintain and update complicatedroute information, which incurs significant overhead when groups have different priorities.To address this problem, some researchers have begun focusing on application-layer, or overlay, multicast in which an overlay network forms a virtual network consisting of only member nodesatop the physical infrastructure. The authors propose a prototype of prioritized overlay multicast for manets in which participating nodes can carry out multiple functions and thus be associated with more than one overlay tree.</p>
L. M. Ni, A. Esfahanian, L. Xiao, Y. Liu and A. Patil, "Prioritized Overlay Multicast in Mobile Ad Hoc Environments," in Computer, vol. 37, no. , pp. 67-74, 2004.