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High Stable Power Aware Multicast Algorithm for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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1 Author(s)
Golla Varaprasad ; B. M. S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

A mobile ad hoc network is a dynamic wireless network, which does not have fixed infrastructure. This paper presents a new multicast algorithm to increase the lifetime of node and network in the mobile ad hoc network. Here, it considers two metrics, namely residual-battery-capacity of the node and relay-capacity of the node to do multicasting from the source to a group of destination nodes. The proposed model is simulated using network simulator-2.33 and is tested under various conditions. The proposed model is compared with the existing algorithms such as multicast-incremental-power, lifetime-aware-multicast-tree, multicast-ad-hoc-on-demand-distance-vector protocol and multiple-path-multicast-ad-hoc on-demand vector. The proposed model shows the best results in terms of node lifetime, network lifetime and throughput.

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IEEE Sensors Journal  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 5 )