Fuzzy-Based Trusted Ant Routing (FTAR) Protocol in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • Srinivas Sethi
  • Siba K. Udgata
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7080)


This paper proposes a novel approach called Fuzzy-based Trusted Ant Routing (FTAR) using fuzzy logic and swarm intelligence to select optimal path by considering optimization of multiple objectives. It retains the advantages of swarm intelligence algorithm and ensures trusted routing protocol by implementing fuzzy logic. It uses trust-evaluation scheme using dropped packet and Time-Ratio parameters which calculate trust values for nodes in MANETs to distinguish between healthy and malicious nodes. FTAR considers not only shortest path but also the trusted level of neighbors or intermediate nodes.


MANET Routing Protocol Fuzzy Antnet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Srinivas Sethi
    • 1
  • Siba K. Udgata
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CSEIGITSaranagIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer & Information SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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