Date Added: Mar 2010
QoS Multicast routing is difficult in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) due to limited resources. Each node in MANET is constrained by their limited battery power for their energy. The energy is reduced as the time goes off due to the packet transmission and reception. Energy management techniques are necessary to minimize the total power consumption of all the nodes in the network in order to maximize its life span. The proposed protocol Energy Reduction Aware Multicast (ERAM) aimed to find a path which utilizes the minimum energy to transmit the packets between the source and the destination. The required energy for the transmission and reception of data is evaluated at the MAC layer.