Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Now-a-days finding a path from source to destination for practical multimedia applications by satisfying QoS requirement is a biggest challenge. Achieving quality of service in a mobile ad hoc network is a NP complete problem due to its dynamic nature of the network and limited resources availability. In this paper, the authors propose a new QoS module which uses genetic algorithm based approach to find an optimal path from source to the destination. An optimal path is selected by a suitable encoding scheme where the possible paths are in the form of strings.