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In this paper, we introduce a new mesh-based approach for data delivery which is organized over multiple tree-shaped core routes. Given that both tree and mesh approaches for multicast overlay construction have their own strong points, we simply combine them. During session, the mesh connections are formed dynamically to facilitate the data delivery on tree-shaped core routes which may experience bandwidth bottlenecks. Unlike existing mesh-based approaches, our proposal employs push-based data delivery along mesh connection. A well-organized mesh construction scheme is defined to avoid data redundancies. We evaluated the proposal through ns-2 simulator. The simulation results demonstrate that our approach can provide higher average received quality and has acceptable control overhead when compared to a single tree method. We also show that, over a static overlay, the push-based data delivery on mesh can provide the received quality close to supposed pull-based data delivery method with less latency. Moreover, it has lower control overhead than the pull-based method when the peer number is large.
Date of Conference: 17-20 March 2009