A Multi-Agent System for Dynamic Network Routing

Ryokichi ONISHI  Saneyasu YAMAGUCHI  Hiroaki MORINO  Hitoshi AIDA  Tadao SAITO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.10   pp.2721-2728
Publication Date: 2001/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (IEICE/IEEE Joint Special Issue on Autonomous Decentralized Systems and Systems' Assurance)
Category: Mobile Agent
Keyword: 
multi-hop communication,  ad hoc network,  wireless network,  ant colony,  mobile agent,  

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Summary: 
Single-hop communication methods of the current wireless network cannot meet new demands in new domains, especially ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). Even though the ad-hoc network architecture is expected to solve this problem, but the nature of a dynamic topology makes this routing hard to be realized. This paper introduces a new ad-hoc routing algorithm, which is inspired by [1]. In their system, some control agents explore the network and update routing tables on their own knowledge. Using these routing tables, other agents deliver messages. They considered the feasibility of the agent-based routing system, but did not refer to an efficient algorithm. In this paper, we consider that algorithm without increasing network load. We propose multiple entries for each destination in the routing table to store much more information from agents and evaluating them to make better use of information, which succeeded in raising the network connectivity by about 40% by simulation.