Multiparty routing protocols for resource constraint VHF Mobile Tactical Networks are studied by employing a modeling platform that integrates VHF tactical radio signal measurement data and practical network deployment scenarios. The standard approach of Simplified Multicast Forwarding based on the 2-hop neighborhood information and a typical alternative using 1-hop network clustering are compared to examine their overhead cost and their applicability in the tactical network. It is found that the 2-hop neighborhood information based solution may generate high message overhead when disseminating the link status information. The 1-hop clustering scheme, on the other hand, may require improvement on its packet forwarding efficiency.

Broadcast, Clustering, Mobile tactical networks, Multicast, Routing, SMF, VHF radio models
2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Li, L. (Li), & Kunz, T. (2010). Efficiency of multiparty networking protocols over mobile tactical radios on VHF bands. Presented at the 2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010. doi:10.1109/MILCOM.2010.5680089