Title: Secure routing in MANETs: a bio-inspired approach with honey bees

Authors: V. Venkata Ramana; A. Rama Mohan Reddy

Addresses: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA), Anantapuramu 515002, Andhra Pradesh, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (SVUCE), Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Chittor, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract: Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) have created ample interest in recent times owing to their various advantages compared to the networks that require basic infrastructure for them to work. This paper elaborates various attacks that can be perpetrated on MANETs and their current solutions. Bio-inspired methods have recently gained importance in computing owing to the need for flexible, adaptable ways of solving engineering problems. Bio-inspired algorithms are based on the structure and functioning of complex natural systems and tend to solve problems in an adaptable and distributed fashion. Thus, bio-inspired techniques can accurately apply to MANETs to solve various issues in the design and working of MANETs. Our bee-inspired protocol is an on-demand path routing algorithm for MANETs inspired by the behavioural principles of honey bees. The algorithm works with multiple types of agents: scouts, workers and soldiers.

Keywords: mobile ad hoc networks; bio-inspired algorithms; routing algorithms; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; MAS; secure routing; MANETs; honey bees; mobile networks; attacks; routing security; network security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.066750

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.8 No.1, pp.82 - 89

Received: 05 Nov 2013
Accepted: 30 Jun 2014

Published online: 02 Jan 2015 *

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