Administering and retaining Quality of Service (QoS) in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) is a challenging task due to the autonomous behavior of the nodes. Increasing application demand and end-user support necessitate optimization so as to improve its performance. Prioritizing this requirement, this manuscript proposes a hybrid optimization technique; harmonizing Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) and Fitness Distance Ratio (FDR) based Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) to improve QoS. To mitigate the trade-offs in QoS achievement, ACO is focused to maximize network throughput and FDRPSO is directed to attune ACO solution with energy and overhead. The proposed technique is tested in a MANET scenario with 100 mobile nodes and the performance of the network is investigated using throughput, packet delivery ratio, delay, overhead and energy utilization.


ACO FDR PSO QoS routing MANET Hybrid optimization 


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  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringAnnamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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