Association of Computer Electronics and Electrical Engineers
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes, which communicate over radio. These networks have an important advantage; they do not require any existing infrastructure or central administration. Therefore, mobile ad-hoc networks are suitable for temporary communication links. This flexibility, however, comes at a price: communication is difficult to organize due to frequent topology changes. In this paper, the authors propose on-demand routing algorithm for mobile, multi-hop ad-hoc networks. The algorithm is based on ant algorithms, which are a class of swarm intelligence. The main goal in the design of the algorithm is to reduce the overhead for routing.