COCAST: Multicast mobile ad hoc networks using cognitive radio

Wooseong Kim, Soon Y. Oh, Mario Gerla, Joon-Sang Park
2009 MILCOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Military Communications Conference  
Many multicast protocols have been proposed for ad hoc networks. ODMRP is one of the most popular protocols due to its robustness in highly mobile wireless networks. However, ODMRP is unscalable in terms of the number of sources. We improve the scalability of ODMRP using cognitive radio technology, which diversifies channel usage for multicast members with multiple cognitive channels. We design a channel allocation and distribution scheme to build a multicast tree for each group. In addition,
more » ... implement cooperative sensing by multicast members using Join Query and Join Reply messages. In simulation experiments, our protocol, CoCast, demonstrates a superior delivery ratio and throughput performance to conventional ODMRP.
doi:10.1109/milcom.2009.5379883 fatcat:3sbjrgyccjcg5eaps2m4x4ufwa