5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

Research Article

GMZRP: geography-aided multicast zone routing protocol in mobile ad hoc networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3862,
        author={Hui Cheng and Jiannong Cao and Xiaopeng Fan},
        title={GMZRP: geography-aided multicast zone routing protocol in mobile ad hoc networks},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Hybrid Routing Multicast.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3862}
    }
    
  • Hui Cheng
    Jiannong Cao
    Xiaopeng Fan
    Year: 2010
    GMZRP: geography-aided multicast zone routing protocol in mobile ad hoc networks
    QSHINE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3862
Hui Cheng1,*, Jiannong Cao1,*, Xiaopeng Fan1,*
  • 1: Internet and Mobile Computing Lab Department of Computing The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
*Contact email: cshcheng@comp.polyu.edu.hk, csjcao@comp.polyu.edu.hk, csxpfan@comp.polyu.edu.hk

Abstract

This paper presents the design and evaluation of a highly efficient on-demand multicast routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). The protocol, called Geography-aided Multicast Zone Routing Protocol (GMZRP), eliminates as much as possible duplicate route queries by using a simple yet effective strategy for propagating the multicast route request (MRREQ) packets. GMZRP is the first hybrid multicast protocol taking the advantages of both topological routing and geographical routing. It partitions the network coverage area into small zones and guarantees that each geographic zone is queried only once. GMZRP maintains a multicast forwarding tree at two levels of granularities, the zone granularity and the node granularity. By doing this, it can easily handle route breakage since the zone level information can help recover the link failure at the node level. The results of the performance evaluation of GMZRP using simulation show that, comparing with the well-known multicast protocol ODMRP (On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol), GMZRP has much lower protocol overhead in terms of query packets and, meanwhile, achieves competing packet delivery ratio.