Abstract— Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are communication networks in which all nodes are mobiles and they communicate with each other via wireless connections. All nodes are equal and there is no central control or overview. There is no fixed infrastructure for them to interact, so without relying on any existing, preconfigured network infrastructure or centralized control, MANET aims for parallel data transformation, and guaranteed data transaction. Due to the high mobility of the nodes, the topology of the network changes constantly, and hence their paths change. For a solution to the above problem we have devised HPRAAM a novel framework for MANETS which aim for parallel data transformation, and guaranteed data transaction. HPRAAM uses Ant agents to find the optimal path between the source and the destination. Our algorithm also finds the optimal load balancing routes between the two ends. Adding to this HPRAAM tries to reduce the total number of ants in the system. we have also proposed payload with ants so that the data reaches the destination, even in case of a route failure.
Index Terms— Ant Colony Optimization; MANETS; Routing; Mobile Agents
Authors are with Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com)
Cite: Ramkumar. KR, Ravichandran, Ganesh Kumar. M, Hemachandar. N, Manoj Prasadh. D, "HPRAAM: Hybrid Parallel Routing Algorithm using Ant Agents for MANETs," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 102-106, 2009.