Improving network connectivity in ad hoc networks using particle swarm optimization and agents

Abdullah Konak, Orhan Dengiz, Alice E. Smith

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Abstract

In a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) the nodes can serve as both routers and hosts and can forward packets on behalf of other nodes in the network. This functionality allows the MANET to form an instant, autonomous telecommunication network without an existing infrastructure or a central network control. This chapter introduces a dynamic MANET management system to improve network connectivity by using controlled network nodes called agents. Agents have predefined wireless communication capabilities similar to the other nodes in the MANET. However, the agents’ movements, and thus their locations, are dynamically determined to optimize network connectivity. A particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm is used to choose optimal locations of the agents during each time step of network operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-267
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Volume158
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics

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