Improvements on Ant Routing for Sensor Networks

  • Ying Zhang
  • Lukas D. Kuhn
  • Markus P. J. Fromherz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3172)


Ad-hoc wireless sensor networks have been an active research topic for the last several years. Sensor networks are distinguished from traditional networks by characteristics such as deeply embedded routers, highly dynamic networks, resource-constrained nodes, and unreliable and asymmetric links. Ant routing has shown good performance for communication networks; in this paper, we show why the existing ant-routing algorithms do not work well for sensor networks. Three new ant-routing algorithms are proposed and performance evaluations for these algorithms on a real application are conducted on a routing simulator for sensor networks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Zhang
    • 1
  • Lukas D. Kuhn
    • 2
  • Markus P. J. Fromherz
    • 1
  1. 1.Palo Alto Research CenterPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Ludwig Maximilian UniversityMunichGermany

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