Performance Analysis of Shared Tree Based Multicast Routing Protocols for Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

In recent times multicast routing protocols has a tremendous growth in the ad-hoc wireless networks like civilian operations, emergency search and rescue, law enforcement, and warfare situations, where setting up and maintaining a communication infrastructure may be costly. Ad-hoc wireless networks are dynamic topology networks organized by a collection of mobile nodes that utilize multi-hop radio relaying and are capable of operating without the support of any fixed infrastructure. Multicasting plays an important role in the ad-hoc wireless networks, where nodes form groups to carry out certain tasks that require point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint voice and data communication.

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