Wireless Networks

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 1253–1262 | Cite as

Efficient geocasting with multi-target regions in mobile multi-hop wireless networks

  • Sung-Hee LeeEmail author
  • Young-Bae Ko


Geocasting, a variation on the notion of multicasting, is a mechanism to deliver messages of interest to all nodes within a certain geographical target region. Although several geocasting protocols have already been proposed for multi-hop wireless networks, most of these algorithms consider a “single” target region only. Here, when more than one target regions need to receive the same geocast messages, multiple transmissions need to be initiated separately by the message source. This causes significant performance degradation due to redundant packet transmissions, and it becomes more severe as the number of target regions increase. To solve this problem, we propose a basic scheme and its variations which utilize the geometric concept of “Fermat point” to determine the optimal junction point among multiple geocast regions from the source node. Our simulation study using ns-2 shows that the proposed schemes can effectively reduce the overhead of message delivery while maintaining a high delivery ratio in mobile multi-hop wireless networks.


Mobile multi-hop wireless networks Geocasting with multiple target regions Fermat point 



This research was supported by the MKE (Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the IITA (Institute for Information Technology Advancement) (IITA-2009-C1090-0902-0015 and IITA-2009-C1090-0902-0003), and Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST: Ministry of Education Science and Technology) (No. 2009-0072709).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Information and CommunicationAjou UniversitySuwonRepublic of Korea

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