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Exploiting the Uiiicast Functionality of the On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol


An ad hoc wireless network is composed of mobile hosts without any wired infrastructure support. In mobile ad hoc networks, unicast and multicast routing protocols are faced with the challenge of producing multihop routes because of limited radio propagation range. In addilion, routing protocols must manage mobilily and be bandwidth and power efficient. The On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol (ODMRP) is a protocol designed for ad hoc networks with muUicast purposes. l k o unique features of ODMRP are its unicast capability and its utilization of a ntobilily prediction scheme to perform rerouting in anticipation of route disconnection. In this paper, we describe ODMRP unicast routing functionality and assess the mobility prediction effectiveness and efficiency. We evaluate the ODMRP performance via detailed simulation and compare it with other ad hoc routing schemes.

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Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2000, , October. 2000


Sung-Ju Lee
William Su
Mario Gerla