This work investigates an efficient and robust broadcast / multicast scheme for the bandwidth limited tactical environment. A local neighborhood based broadcast / multicast protocol is enhanced through managing dynamic link conditions to achieve required delivery ratio. Employing a realistic tactical radio model and practical tactical deployment scenarios, the proposed mechanism is evaluated using a network simulator. Compared with one of the most efficient standard protocols, the simplified multicast forwarding, the proposed scheme demonstrates improved efficiency and robustness.

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Keywords broadcast, multicast, multihop tactical networking, protocols, routing, simulation
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Conference IEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2012
Li, L. (Li), Shi, M. (Minghui), & Kunz, T. (2012). Robust networking for bandwidth constrained mobile tactical radios. Presented at the IEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2012. doi:10.1109/VETECS.2012.6240025