sensor network, ant system, energy balancing, communication distance
In a sensor network consisting of both wired and wireless links, the nodes sense, collect and distribute dynamic information from one sensor to the other. Energy consumption is a key issue in the sensor’s communications since many use battery power, which is limited. The sensors also have limited memory and functionality to support communications. Therefore, there is a need to balance energy usage with obtaining the shortest communication distance. This paper presents a novel approach to selecting message routes using an ant system. Parameters controlling the convergence of the ant system are analyzed in terms of wired and wireless networks.
Muraleedharan, Rajani and Osadciw, Lisa Ann, "Balancing the performance of a sensor network using an ant system" (2003). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Paper 67.