On Delay Constrained Multicast Capacity of Large-Scale Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Shan Zhou, Lei Ying

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This paper studies the delay constrained multicast capacity of large-scale mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). We consider a MANET that consists of ns multicast sessions. Each multicast session has one source and p destinations. Each source sends identical information to the p destinations in its multicast session, and the information is required to be delivered to all the p destinations within D time-slots. Assuming the wireless mobiles move according to a 2-D independently and identically distributed mobility model, we first prove that the capacity per multicast session is O(min {1, (log p)(log (nsp)) (D/ns)1/2).1 We then propose a joint coding/scheduling algorithm achieving a throughput of Θ (min {1,(D/ns)1/2). Our simulation results suggest that the same scaling law also holds under random walk and random waypoint models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7165678
Pages (from-to)5643-5655
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2015


  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • delay throughput trade-off
  • multicast
  • scaling law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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