EMMR: A Multicast Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
This paper proposes a new multicast protocol for Mobile Ad hoc networks, called Efficient Mobile Multicast Routing (EMMR) The protocol is designed with the intention of reducing unnecessary traffic to non-interested nodes in MANET multicast operations. When members of a multicast group form clusters within the MANET, EMMR should allows more traffic to be sent simultaneously because traffic is confined to the cluster. When applied to a partitioned multicast group, EMMR has to perform well as long as there is enough bandwidth to accommodate the extra traffic generated. The simulation and performance analysis is as well presented in this paper.