In this paper, the Supernode-based Reverse Labeling (SRL), a Quality of Service (QoS) routing algorithm for Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), is extended to provide adaptive multicast service. The algorithm, termed AM-SRL (Adaptive Multicast operation of Supernode-based Reverse Labeling), adaptively builds an on-demand multicast mesh by exploiting the hierarchical structure of SRL. The virtual route discovery process of SRL functions as multicast member distribution awareness agent in AMSRL and the reverse route establishment algorithm enables the adaptive generation of multicast mesh. AMSRL guides redundant level of multicast mesh by introducing a partial mesh factor. The adaptivity of virtual route selection, reverse route establishment and mesh formation make the algorithm efficient, robust and reliable.

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Keywords Adaptivity, AM-SRL, Mesh, Mobile Ad hoc Network, Multicast Routing
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCECE.2002.1012960
Journal IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Conference Proceedings
Citation
Dong, Y. (Yixin), Yang, T. (Tingzhou), Makrakis, D. (Dimitrios), & Lambadaris, I. (2002). AM-SRL: Adaptive multicast operation of the supernode-based reverse labeling algorithm. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Conference Proceedings, 3, 1412–1417. doi:10.1109/CCECE.2002.1012960