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Robust Ant Colony Based Routing Algorithm for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

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posted on 2019-10-16, 17:22 authored by Arush S SharmaArush S Sharma
This thesis discusses about developing a routing protocol of mobile ad hoc networks in a bio inspired manner. Algorithms inspired by collective behaviour of social insect colonies, bird flocking, honey bee dancing, etc., promises to be capable of catering to the challenges faced by tiny wireless sensor networks. Challenges include but are not limited to low bandwidth, low memory, limited battery life, etc. This thesis proposes an energy efficient multi-path routing algorithm based on foraging nature of ant colonies and considers many other meta-heuristic factors to provide good robust paths from source node to destination node in a hope to overcome the challenges posed by resource constrained sensors.


ECE Department, IUPUI Funding


Degree Type

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Campus location

  • Indianapolis

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Prof. Dongsoo S. Kim

Additional Committee Member 2

Prof. Brian S. King

Additional Committee Member 3

Prof. Mohamed A. El-Sharkawy