Wireless Internet. 10th International Conference, WiCON 2017, Tianjin, China, December 16-17, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

An Energy-Aware On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_11,
        author={Xiaoyao Huang and Baoxian Zhang},
        title={An Energy-Aware On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Wireless Internet. 10th International Conference, WiCON 2017, Tianjin, China, December 16-17, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={WICON},
        year={2018},
        month={5},
        keywords={Energy-efficient multicast On-demand routing Network lifetime maximization},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_11}
    }
    
  • Xiaoyao Huang
    Baoxian Zhang
    Year: 2018
    An Energy-Aware On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
    WICON
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90802-1_11
Xiaoyao Huang1,*, Baoxian Zhang1,*
  • 1: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
*Contact email: huangxiaoyao15@mails.ucas.edu.cn, bxzhang@ucas.ac.cn

Abstract

Energy efficient multicast is a crucial issue in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. In this paper, we propose an energy-aware on-demand multicast routing protocol EAP, which is aimed to achieve reduced energy consumption and thus prolonged network lifetime. In EAP, adaptive power control and residual energy balancing are applied in an on-demand way for supporting energy efficient multicast routing. Accordingly, multicast trees are built with appropriate power threshold adjustment according to most recent route discovery history and further energy critical nodes are discouraged from serving as relay nodes in the multicast trees. Simulation results show that our protocol can obtain high performance with little overhead as compared with existing work.