Secure routing in MANETs: a bio-inspired approach with honey bees
by V. Venkata Ramana; A. Rama Mohan Reddy
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC), Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015

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.

Online publication date: Fri, 02-Jan-2015

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