Vehicle Assisted Data Delivery using Ant Colony Optimization

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2017 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-49 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Ishwarpreet Kaur Grewal, Dr. Sandeep Harit
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V49P136


Ishwarpreet Kaur Grewal, Dr. Sandeep Harit "Vehicle Assisted Data Delivery using Ant Colony Optimization". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V49(4):223-228, July 2017. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
Routing of data packets in vehicular adhoc network (VANET) is a challenge because of constant dynamic change in the network topology and dynamic nodes. Especially in case of sparse environments where there does not exist a continuous end-to-end connection from source to destination. Sparse environments like rural areas and hilly areas lack technological support in the form of infrastructure due to deployment difficulties or due to economic reasons. These areas usually do not have a high priority in governmental investments. In the following paper we define a protocol VADDACO which does not require infrastructure assistance and is an advancement in already existing protocol VADD. The comparison and results show that VADD-ACO perform better than VADD in terms of delay, throughput and delivery probability. The protocol hence formed is suitable for sparse networks as it will not incur extra cost and hence is cost efficient.

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Ant colony optimization, Delay tolerant network, Routing protocols, sparse environment, vehicle to vehicle communication.