Performance Evaluation of Ant Based Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks

Adamu Murtala Zungeru, Li Minn Ang, Kah Phooi Seng

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High efficient routing is an important issue in the design of limited energy resource Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Due to the characteristic of the environment at which the sensor node is to operate, coupled with severe resources; on-board energy, transmission power, processing capability, and storage limitations, prompt for careful resource management and new routing protocol so as to counteract the differences and challenges. To this end, we present an Improved Energy-Efficient Ant-Based Routing (IEEABR) Algorithm in wireless sensor networks. Compared to the state-of-the-art Ant-Based routing protocols; Basic Ant-Based Routing (BABR) Algorithm, Sensor-driven and Cost-aware ant routing (SC), Flooded Forward ant routing (FF), Flooded Piggybacked ant routing (FP), and Energy-Efficient Ant-Based Routing (EEABR), the proposed IEEABR approach has advantages in terms of reduced energy usage which can effectively balance the WSN node's power consumption, and high energy efficiency. The performance evaluations for the algorithms on a real application are conducted in a well known WSN MATLAB-based simulator (RMASE) using both static and dynamic scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-397
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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