Analyzing the Performance of AntHocNet Protocol for MANETs

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Executive Summary

Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is an autonomous system of mobile nodes connected by wireless links without a common infrastructure. They move randomly and unpredictably thus making the topology very dynamic in nature. This paper discusses the implementation and performance analysis of the AntHocNet algorithm which is based on the nature-inspired Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) framework for routing in mobile ad hoc networks. In this paper, the authors have implemented and tested the performance of the AntHocNet algorithm for routing in mobile ad hoc networks. AntHocNet is an adaptive hybrid algorithm, which combines reactive path setup with proactive path probing, maintenance and improvement.

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