Routing in Wireless Mesh Network: A New Metaheuristic Based Routing Approach

Authors

Bhanu Sharma, Amar Singh
Dept. of Computer Applications Lovely Professional University, India.

Abstract

Routing is a challenging issue of WMNs due to the dynamic nature of the network. In WMNs, a node can leave or join the network at any time. So, there is a need for an efficient routing algorithm in WMNs that should quickly discover the path. The development of different networking environments has a significant effect on WMNs routing. This paper proposes a new Butterfly Optimization algorithm (BOA) based routing approach for Wireless Mesh Networks. The proposed BOA routing approach was implemented using MATLAB, and its performance was compared with Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector(AODV), Ant Colony Optimization(ACO), BAT optimization algorithm, Dynamic Source Routing(DSR), and Biogeography-based optimization(BBO)based routing approaches on 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 dynamic node scenarios. From the results, We observe that the proposed Butterfly based routing approach outperforms the existing five routing approaches.