Models for pheromone evaluation in Ant Systems for Mobile Ad-hoc networks

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On a mobile ad-hoc network environment, where the resources are scarce, the knowledge about the network's link state is essential to optimize the routing procedures. This paper presents a study about different pheromone evaluation models and how they react to possible changes in traffic rate. Observing how the pheromone value on a link changes, it could be possible to identify certain patterns which can indicate the path status. For this study, the behavior of the Ant System evaluation model was compared with a Temporal Active Pheromone model (a biological approach) and a Progressive Pheromone Reduction model with and without a maximum pheromone limit.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publication2009 First International Conference on Emerging Network Intelligence
EditorsM. Eltoweissy, N. Wakamiya, P. Lorenz, M. M. Freire
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5085-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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