Performance Analysis of an Ant-Based Routing Algorithm With Enhanced Path Maintenance for MANETs
Ant-based routing algorithms belong to a class of ant colony optimization which applies the behavior of ants in nature to routing mechanism. Since, ant-based routing algorithms provide high adaptability to the dynamic network topology, it is suitable for routing in Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET). In this paper, the authors introduce a routing method, namely EPMAR (Ant-based Routing algorithm using Enhanced Path Maintenance), which enhances route selection method and the process upon link failure of EAR. They, then compare the performance of ant-based routing algorithms, AntHocNet, EAR, and EPMAR, how they perform as the packet transmission rate varies.