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GLBM: A new QoS aware multicast scheme for wireless Mesh network

Zhao, Liang; Al-Dubai, Ahmed; Min, Geyong


Liang Zhao

Geyong Min


Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) have been attracting significant attention due to their promising technology. The WMN technology is becoming a major avenue for the fourth generation of wireless mobility. Communication in large-scale wireless networks can create bottlenecks for scalable implementations of computationally intensive applications. A class of crucially important communication patterns that have already received considerable attention in this regard are group communication operations, since these inevitably place a high demand on network bandwidth and have a consequent impact on algorithm execution times. Multicast communication has been among the most primitive group capabilities of any message passing in networks. It is central to many important distributed applications in science and engineering and fundamental to the implementation of higher-level communication operations such as gossip, gather, and barrier synchronisation. Existing solutions offered for providing multicast communications in WMN have severe restriction in terms of almost all performance characteristics. Consequently, there is a need for the design and analysis of new efficient multicast communication schemes for this promising network technology. Hence, the aim of this study is to tackle the challenges posed by the continuously growing need for delivering efficient multicast communication over WMN. In particular, this study presents a new load balancing aware multicast algorithm with the aim of enhancing the QoS in the multicast communication over WMNs. Our simulations experiments show that our proposed multicast algorithm exhibits superior performance in terms of delay, jitter and throughput, compared to the most well known multicast algorithms


Zhao, L., Al-Dubai, A., & Min, G. (2010). GLBM: A new QoS aware multicast scheme for wireless Mesh network. Journal of Systems and Software, 83, 1318-1326.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-08
Deposit Date Feb 4, 2010
Print ISSN 0164-1212
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Pages 1318-1326
Keywords QoS aware; wireless Mesh network; LANs; multicast broadcast;
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