In a wireless network, bandwidth is a scarce resource and low power consumption is desired for mobile hosts. These constraints have not been taken into account in the multicast IP model. In this paper, we present a general framework for multicasting optimized for wireless IP systems. A general wireless IP access system has been taken as a starting reference. A specific group membership protocol has been developed for this system. The effect of mobility on multicasting has been investigated in a mobile IP environment. This multicasting scheme has been applied to the wireless IP system developed within the ACTS project Magic WAND (Wireless ATM Network Demonstrator).
Wireless multicasting in an IP environment
MOMUC 1998, 5th International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Communication, October 12-14, 1998, Berlin, Germany
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