International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a dynamic multichip wireless network which is established by a set of mobile nodes on a shared wireless channel. One of the major issues in MANET is routing due to the mobility of the nodes. Routing means the act of moving information across a network from a source to a destination. The challenging task in MANET is to find most efficient routing due to the changing topology and the dynamic behavior of the nodes in MANET. It has been found that Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is a special kind of optimization technique having characterization of Swarm Intelligence (SI) which is highly suitable for finding the adaptive routing for such type of volatile network.