Comparing Conventional Reactive Protocols and Swarm Intelligence based Reactive Protocols in MANETs
Aashdeep Singh1, Savita Shiwani2, Gurpreet Singh3

1Aashdeep Singh, Deptt. of Computer Science, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajisthan, India.
2Savita Shiwani, Deptt. of Computer Science, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajisthan, India.
3Gurpreet Singh, Deptt of Computer Science & Engg., PIT, Rajpura, MRSPTU, Bhatinda, Punjab.

Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 68-71 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5918058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is a unique kind of wireless networks. It contains non-stationary mobile nodes and does not use any still host for communication purpose. All mobile nodes help the peer nodes in transferring the information by playing the role of router also. To route the data to end nodes always remain the main challenge in MANETs due to the motion of nodes. So, as breakage in connection are repeated. Routing is characterized into three major categories i.e. Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid. Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) is swarm intelligence-based technique and can fit better in solving the problems of optimization. Therefore, ACO can also be applied to the problem of routing in MANETs, and numerous routing protocols have already been publicized by many researchers by using the techniques of ACO. This paper has reread some of the ant based and few traditional reactive protocols in MANETs. After reviewing the articles, a comparison table was made to analysis those protocols on the basis of some parameters.
Keyword: Maco, Aodv, A-AODV, A-DSR, A-DYMO, DYMO, MANET, TORA
Scope of the Article: Agent Architectures, Ontologies, Languages and Protocols