International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile terminals that are able to dynamically form a temporary network without any aid from fixed infrastructure or centralized administration. Many application such as video conferencing, video-on-demand services, and distributed database applications require multicast communication. Reliable multicast is one of the basic requirements in a MANET for which better routing protocols have to be developed for disaster management, emergency relief, and mobile conferencing and many other applications. As mobile terminals change its position too frequently, hence, multicast routes have to be updated frequently.