Distributed multicast algorithms for lifetime maximization in wireless ad hoc networks with omni-directional and directional antennas

Song Guo, Victor C M Leung, Oliver W W Yang

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We consider the problem of maximizing the network lifetime for multicast connections in a wireless ad hoc network (WANET) that use omni-directional / directional antennas and have limited energy resources. Unlike most centralized multicast algorithms, we provide a globally optimal solution to this problem in a distributed manner in a WANET with omni-directional antennas. This graph theoretic approach provides us insights into more general case of using directional antennas, and inspires us to produce a group of distributed algorithms. Simulation results show that our distributed algorithms outperform other centralized multicast algorithms significantly in terms of network lifetime.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Nov 20061 Dec 2006


ConferenceIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Distributed multicast algorithm
  • Maximum network lifetime routing
  • Wireless ad hoc network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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