A New Bat Algorithm with Distance Computation Capability and Its Applicability in Routing for WSN

  • Shabnam SharmaEmail author
  • Sahil Verma
  • Kiran Jyoti
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 898)


Bat algorithm (BA) is developed by Xin She Yang in 2010 and gaining popularity due to its astonishing feature of echolocation. It has drawn the attention of many researchers, to contribute in the performance enhancement of the algorithm. The proposed variant of Bat algorithm computes ‘distance’ by calculating the similarity among the pulse emitted by artificial bats and the received echo. This work also focuses on the applicability of the proposed variant of BA for finding optimal route in wireless sensor network, while reducing the delay, which may occur due to heavy traffic on the optimal path. The results of the proposed algorithm are evaluated, in terms of best, mean, worst, median and standard deviation, for the time required to obtain optimal results on the basis of distance (as fitness value) between the sensing nodes and outperforms standard BA.


Bat algorithm Routing Swarm intelligence Wireless sensor network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharIndia
  2. 2.Guru Nanak Dev Engineering CollegeLudhianaIndia

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