A distributed minimum energy multicast algorithm in MANETs

TitleA distributed minimum energy multicast algorithm in MANETs
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGuo, S., V. C. M. Leung, and O. Yang
Conference NameWorld of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, 2006. WoWMoM 2006. International Symposium on a
Pagination7 pp. -142
Keywordsad hoc networks, centralized greedy algorithm, directive antennas, distributed algorithm, distributed algorithms, distributed minimum energy multicast algorithm, DMEM, energy consumption, energy resource, energy resources, greedy algorithms, MANET, mobile ad hoc network, mobile antennas, mobile radio, multicast communication, omnidirectional antenna

We consider the problem of minimizing the energy consumptions of a given multicast connection in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) that use omnidirectional antennas and have limited energy resources. Unlike most multicast algorithms that use centralized greedy algorithms to achieve energy-efficiency in static ad hoc networks, our distributed algorithms explore the localized operations to take the advantages of power saving offered by the wireless multicast advantage property in mobile networks. The extensive simulation results have shown that our DMEM (distributed minimum energy multicast) algorithm is very efficient in terms of energy saving under different node motilities


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