Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on (2005)
July 20, 2005 to July 22, 2005
Philippe Jacquet , INRIA and Ecole Polytechnique France
Georgios Rodolakis , INRIA and Ecole Polytechnique France
<p>We study the benefits of multicast routing in the performance of mobile ad hoc networks. In particular we show that if a node wishes to communicate with n distinct destinations, multicast can reduce the overall network load by a factor O (vn), when used instead of unicast. One of the implications of this scaling property consists in a significant increase of the total capacity of the network for data delivery. We discuss how these results can be taken into consideration in the operation of a multicast protocol using overlay multicast trees.</p>
G. Rodolakis and P. Jacquet, "Multicast Scaling Properties in Massively Dense Ad Hoc Networks," Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on(ICPADS), Fukuoka, Japan, 2005, pp. 93-99.