QoS-aware Mesh based Multicast Routing Protocols in Ad-Hoc Networks: Concepts and Challenges [article]

Gaurav Singal, Vijay Laxmi, Manoj S Gaur, D Vijay Rao, Riti Kushwaha
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Multicast communication plays a crucial role in Mobile Adhoc Networks (MANETs). MANETs provide low cost, self configuring devices for multimedia data communication in military battlefield scenarios, disaster and public safety networks (PSN). Multicast communication improves the network performance in terms of bandwidth consumption, battery power and routing overhead as compared to unicast for same volume of data communication. In recent past, a number of multicast routing protocols (MRPs) have
more » ... een proposed that tried to resolve issues and challenges in MRP. Multicast based group communication demands dynamic construction of efficient and reliable route for multimedia data communication during high node mobility, contention, routing and channel overhead. This paper gives an insight into the merits and demerits of the currently known research techniques and provides a better environment to make reliable MRP. It presents a ample study of various Quality of Service (QoS) techniques and existing enhancement in mesh based MRPs. Mesh topology based MRPs are classified according to their enhancement in routing mechanism and QoS modification on On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol (ODMRP) protocol to improve performance metrics. This paper covers the most recent, robust and reliable QoS and Mesh based MRPs, classified based on their operational features, with their advantages and limitations, and provides comparison of their performance parameters.
arXiv:1708.09573v1 fatcat:mqo7v3s6c5airirr3czlew7foa