Date Added: Oct 2010
Mobile Ad-Hoc NETwork (MANET) is a dynamic, multi-hop and autonomous network composed of light wireless mobile nodes. Multicast has great importance in MANET due to their inherent broadcast capability. However, due to the dynamic topology of MANETs to build optimal multicast trees and maintaining group membership a lot many control messages required. These overhead consume the mobile node resources like power and network resources like wireless links bandwidth that creates hurdle in implementing energy assurance and reduced overhead multicast protocol for Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET). This paper presents an energy efficient multicast routing protocol for MANET with minimum control overhead. The protocol creates shared multicast tree using the physical location of the nodes for the multicast sessions.