Date Added: Dec 2011
MANET (Mobile Ad hoc NETwork) is a wireless self-organized distributed network. This paper gives a general survey of research on local repair of link, if it is broken during communication for MANET and proposes a new local repair scheme in order to make up the deficiency of the existing local repair schemes. The improved local repair scheme concerns about the over head requirement and end to end delay in transmission. Nodes are required to keep the next two-hop node address for each route entry in routing table. During local repair, the repairing node use Ant algorithm for finding new route for next to next node in the link considering that other part of the link is already in existence.