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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 389812, 14 pages
Research Article

Developing a Fuzzy Logic Based on Demand Multicast Routing Protocol

Department of Computer Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Damavand Branch, Tehran, Iran

Received 14 March 2011; Revised 24 July 2011; Accepted 10 October 2011

Academic Editor: Adnan Kavak

Copyright © 2012 Alireza Shams Shafigh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Multicast routing is an efficient method to lead data packets from one source group to several nodes as destination group. Although multicast routing algorithms could be efficient in many situations but their routing mechanism like as route request flooding packets likely results in poor performance in comparison to unicast routing algorithms. In this research, two efficient methods are proposed to improve the performance of On Demand Multicast Routing Protocol (ODMRP). The main proposed method tries to establish a small, efficient, and high-quality forwarding group. This is achieved by augmenting the Join Query packets with additional information such as speed, power level of node, and link bandwidths. Besides, the control overhead is further reduced by restricting the domain of control packet flooding (by restricting the domain of control packet flooding). The performance evaluation shows that the proposed scheme increases the packet delivery rate by up to 40%, while reducing average end-to-end delay and consumed power by about 35% and 45%, respectively.