Minimum Hop Count and Load Balancing Metrics Based on Ant Behavior Over a Haps Mesh
In this paper, the authors propose a routing algorithm based on swarm intelligence studies. In particular, this algorithm is based on AntNet routing with the extensions of novel metrics for the multi-objective optimization, that are minimum hop count and traffic load balancing. In order to build an optimal solution, the proposed algorithm will make use of ANT agents that consist of probe packets sent on the HAPs network. They have chosen as reference network a HAPs mesh in order to get advantages of the dynamic characteristics of these platforms.