Author(s) Name:  Ashima Rout, Srinivas Sethi, Debajyoti Mishra
The basic routing problem in MANET deals with methods to transport a packet across a network from source node to destination node. In this paper, we introduce a new ant based routing protocol to optimize the route discovery and maximize the efficiency of routing in terms of packet delivery ratio (PDR) using the blocking expanding ring search (Blocking-ERS), third party route reply, local route repair and n-hop local ring techniques.
These techniques control the overhead and minimize the end-to-end delay with improvement of PDR. The Optimized-Ant routing protocol is based on ad hoc on-demand distance vector (AODV) and inspired by the ant-colony optimization (ACO) used to solve complex optimization problems and utilizes a collection of mobile agents as "ants" to perform optimal routing activities. Exhaustive simulations are carried out and it is observed that, Optimized-Ant performs better than AODV.
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Publisher:  ACM New York
Year of Publication:  2011
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