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Ant-Based Alternate Routing in All-Optical WDM Networks
Son-Hong NGO Xiaohong JIANG Susumu HORIGUCHI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2006/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
ant-based routing, routing and wavelength assignment, WDM networks, alternate routing,
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We propose an ant-based algorithm to improve the alternate routing scheme for dynamic Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) in all-optical wavelength-division- multiplexing (WDM) networks. In our algorithm, we adopt a novel twin routing table structure that comprises both a P-route table for connection setup and a pheromone table for ants' foraging. The P-route table contains P alternate routes between a source-destination pair, which are dynamically updated by ant-based mobile agents based on current network congestion information. Extensive simulation results upon the ns-2 network simulator indicate that by keeping a suitable number of ants in a network to proactively and continually update the twin routing tables in the network, our new ant-based alternate routing algorithm can result in a small setup time and achieve a significantly lower blocking probability than the promising alternate shortest-path (ASP) algorithm and the fixed-paths least congestion (FPLC) algorithm for dynamic RWA even with a small value of P.