A Location Service Mechanism for Position-Based Multicasting in Wireless Mobile Ad hoc Networks
In this paper we propose a novel location management scheme tailored for multicasting in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs). We furthermore propose AMDLM, a location-based multicast algorithm relying on the location management service. Such an approach avoids fragile data structures such as trees or DAGs to manage multicast groups, without reverting to more reliable, yet overhead-prone mesh-based algorithms. AMDLM additionally enables us to derive analytical bounds due to its location-based nature.