Authors: M. Kiran; G. Ram Mohana Reddy
Addresses: IT Department, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, NH 66, Srinivas Nagar, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, India ' IT Department, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, NH 66, Srinivas Nagar, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Abstract: In this paper, the authors have proposed a novel hybrid bio-inspired routing protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs), referred to as bat-termite, by combining the unique features of both social insect termites and mammals bats. The primary objective of the proposed work is to design an adaptive routing protocol for MANETs based on the hill building nature of the termites. The secondary objective of the proposed work is to improve the backup route maintenance of the proposed algorithm using the echo-location feature of the bats. The proposed bat-termite algorithm exhibits superior routing features such as quick route discovery, high robustness with efficient management of multiple routes and rapid route repair. The bat-termite algorithm is simulated in NS-2 and the simulation results are compared with the bio-inspired (termite and D-Termite) and non bio-inspired (AODV and AOMDV) routing protocols from the performance evaluation point of view.
Keywords: termites; bats; echolocation; bio-inspired computation; hybrid routing protocols; MANETs; mobile ad hoc networks; mobile networks; hill building; simulation; performance evaluation.
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.3, pp.258 - 269
Received: 29 Apr 2013
Accepted: 16 Dec 2013
Published online: 29 May 2014 *