Date Added: Jun 2012
In this paper, the authors have presented the Modified Multicasting through Time Reservation using Adaptive Control for Excellent Energy efficiency (MMC-TRACE). It is a real time multicasting architecture for Mobile Ad-Hoc networks to make their work an energy efficient one .MMC-TRACE is a cross layer design where the network layer and medium access control layer functionality are done in a single integrated layer design. The basic design of the architecture is to establish and maintain an active multicast tree surrounded by a passive mesh within a mobile ad hoc network. Energy efficiency is maximized by enabling the particular node from sleep to awake mode while the remaining nodes of the same path are maintained at sleep mode.