inis 21(27): e4

Research Article

An Improved Agent-Based AODV Routing Protocol for MANET

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.23-6-2021.170241,
        author={Van-Hau Nguyen and Vi Hoai Nam and Dao Manh Linh and Vu Khanh Quy},
        title={An Improved Agent-Based AODV Routing Protocol for MANET},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        keywords={Network protocols, Mobile ad hoc network, MANET, Routing protocol, Mobile agent},
  • Van-Hau Nguyen
    Vi Hoai Nam
    Dao Manh Linh
    Vu Khanh Quy
    Year: 2021
    An Improved Agent-Based AODV Routing Protocol for MANET
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-6-2021.170241
Van-Hau Nguyen1, Vi Hoai Nam1, Dao Manh Linh1, Vu Khanh Quy1,*
  • 1: Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
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The mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a special mobile network that has self-configuration and self-establish abilities to communicate conveniently. MANET is forming mobile devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptops, etc. As a result of the rapid, flexibility, and facilitate in communication, nowadays, MANET has revolutionized many real-life applications, ranging from smart agriculture and smart cities to forest fire detection systems, and expected to have vital contributions into the future of the Internet. However, due to the mobile nature of network nodes combined with the network architecture that without relying on central devices pre-installed such as base stations, the high-performance routing problem is one of the most significant challenges in the MANET environment. In this study, we propose a high-performance routing protocol, namely agent-based ad-hoc on-demand distance vector (A-AODV), to select the optimal route with high throughput and low latency. Through the developed routing algorithm, we explain how the suitable route with the lowest cost based on agents. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed protocol, we compared A-AODV’s performance with two well-known traditional protocols on NS2. Simulation results show that A-AODV improves superior performance over the traditional protocols.