NAMP: Neighbor Aware Multicast Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Source: Kyung Hee University
A Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) represents a system of wireless mobile nodes that can freely and dynamically self-organize into arbitrary and temporary network topologies without the presence of any fixed communication infrastructure. Reliable routing and robustness of the network are two important issues for MANETs. In this paper authors propose Neighbour Aware Multicast routings Protocol (NAMP), which is a tree based, hybrid multicast routing protocol for ad hoc networks. The routing protocol aims at achieving robustness in the ad hoc networks as well as the improvement of the end-to-end delivery of data packets. For route creation, the protocol uses neighboring information and dominant pruning approach. It uses secondary forwarder method for route maintenance.