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RSAR: Ring Search based Ant Routing for MANETs

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 38 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2012
Rashmi Gupta

Rashmi Gupta. Article: RSAR: Ring Search Based Ant Routing for MANETs. International Journal of Computer Applications 38(11):22-26, January 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Rashmi Gupta},
	title = {Article: RSAR: Ring Search Based Ant Routing for MANETs},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {38},
	number = {11},
	pages = {22-26},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


Mobile communication and wireless networks have enjoyed a tremendous rise in popularity and advancement in technology from the previous decades. As the peculiar growth of mobile computing, mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) have emerged as an important field in the wireless areas. As a rapidly changing topology of the network, so the primary challenges of ad hoc network is to design effective routing algorithm in such a way that can adapt its behavior to frequent & rapid changing in the network. In this paper, present an on-demand routing protocol for MANET called Ring Search based Ant Routing (RSAR) using expanding ring search model and third-party reply model to provides optimal path routing, fast route discovery and effective route handling. RSAR based on ant colony optimization is done in terms of throughput, packet delivery ratio, end-to-end delay and routing overhead. Simulation studies show that RSAR provides a better performance than existing ant routing such as ARA and conventional routing algorithm such as DSR & AODV.


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