A Concise Survey on Multicast Routing Protocols for MANETs

Date Added: May 2012
Format: PDF

MANETs are treated to be an important network type in many disaster recovery applications. Nodes in MANETs are often self configuring without centralized infra structure and have limited power. Multicasting is a type of group communication in which group membership management is a crucial task. There are a number of multicast routing protocols which are categorized into two types: tree-based protocols and mesh-based protocols with proactive and reactive routing type. The authors explore these protocols and coin out the associated advantages and disadvantages. They have also suggested that where to use them in an excellent multicast routing protocols application.