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Author Mohamed, Amren_US
Author Alnuweiri, Husseinen_US
Available date 2009-12-28T05:01:23Zen_US
Publication Date 2009-01-20en_US
Publication Name The Second International Conference onServices and Technologies 2008 (NGMAST)
Citation Mohamed, A.; Alnuweiri, H., "Wireless Multicast Cross-Layer Framework for Rate Allocation: Protocol Design," Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, 2008. NGMAST '08. The Second International Conference on , vol., no., pp.465-471, 16-19 Sept. 2008en_US
Abstract Multicast-based data communication is an efficient communication scheme especially in multihop ad hoc networks where the MAC layer is based on one-hop broadcast from one source to multiple receivers. In this paper, we discuss a framework of rate allocation for a set of multicast sessions over multihop wireless networks. We propose a framework that facilitates the online calculation of the optimal rates for a set of multicast sessions such that the aggregate utility for all sessions is maximized. This framework is used to steer the entire network of ad hoc nodes towards the optimal point in real time using a totally distributed and asynchronous environment settings. We present a series of implementations based on different network settings and show that not only convergence to the optimal rates is attained in all these network settings but also network changing conditions such as mobility and dynamic channel capacity can be tracked in real time.en_US
Language enen_US
Publisher IEEEen
Subject Ad hoc networksen_US
Subject multi-rate multicasten_US
Subject protocol designen_US
Subject resource optimizationen_US
Title Wireless Multicast Cross-Layer Framework for Rateen_US
Type Articleen_US

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