A Swarm Intelligence Routing Algorithm for MANETs

Z. Liu, M.Z. Kwiatkowska, and C. Constantinou (UK)


MANET, swarm intelligence, routing.


This paper presents a novel swarm intelligence inspired routing algorithm (EARA) for mobile ad hoc networks. Based on the understanding of the evolutionary coopera tion in the biological swarm, which provides an alternative solution resilient against changes in the dynamic environ ment, We use the principle of swarm intelligence for the reinforcement of optimal routes with only local communi cation (here, local communication is defined as neighbour to-neighbour one only). The data traffic is influenced at each node, and the communicatingnodes observe this influ ence to update their tables. We also include an evaluation, and the simulation results show that this routing algorithm scales well to a variety of network conditions.

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