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A Comparative Analysis of the Ant Based Systems for QoS Routing in MANET

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The huge growth of mobile and handheld devices has immensely popularized the ad hoc networks, which do not require any wired infrastructure for intercommunication. The nodes of mobile ad hoc network operate as the routers as well as the end hosts. The communication occurs in single hop and multi-hop paths. Due to explosive growth of mobile devices, the user’s desires for real time applications are increasing day by day providing the new challenges in the design of protocols for mobile ad hoc networks. Support for quality of service (QoS) like delay, bandwidth, energy, hop-count etc. are necessary to face the challenges and to enable real time applications for Mobile Ad hoc network. In particular, it is important that the routing protocols incorporate the QoS metrics in route finding and maintenance to support the end-to-end QoS. In this paper we have studied the issues and challenges involved with the existing QoS-aware routing schemes and the use of biologically inspired ant colony optimization technique for QoS-aware routing in MANET. In addition to this, we have carried out a thorough comparison study of the existing ant colony based QoS-aware routing schemes in order to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of these schemes. Finally the future scope, which is inferred from the comparison study of existing protocols have been discussed.

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  • Mobile ad-hoc network
  • Ant colony optimization
  • QoS Routing

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Sensarma, D., Majumder, K. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of the Ant Based Systems for QoS Routing in MANET. In: Thampi, S.M., Zomaya, A.Y., Strufe, T., Alcaraz Calero, J.M., Thomas, T. (eds) Recent Trends in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Security. SNDS 2012. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 335. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34135-9_47

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